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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Adjective use of stayed, past participle of stay.

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AdjectiveEdit

staid (comparative staider, superlative staidest)

  1. Serious, organized, and professional; sober.
    • 1915, W.S. Maugham, "Of Human Bondage":
      He wondered what had become of the boys who were his companions: they were nearly thirty now; some would be dead, but others were married and had children; they were soldiers and parsons, doctors, lawyers; they were staid men who were beginning to put youth behind them.
  2. Always fixed in the same location; stationary.

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VerbEdit

staid

  1. Obsolete spelling of stayed
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
      The company had now staid so long, that Mrs Fitzpatrick plainly perceived they all designed to stay out each other. She therefore resolved to rid herself of Jones, he being the visitant to whom she thought the least ceremony was due.

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NounEdit

staid f (genitive singular staide, nominative plural staideanna)

  1. stadium
  2. furlong
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Etymology 2Edit

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staid f (genitive singular staide, nominative plural staideanna)

  1. state, condition
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