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English → English (gcide) Definition: To miss stays Stay \Stay\ (st[=a]), n. [AS. st[ae]g, akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., & Dan. stag; cf. OF. estai, F. ['e]tai, of Teutonic origin.] (Naut.) A large, strong rope, employed to support a mast, by being extended from the head of one mast down to some other, or to some part of the vessel. Those which lead forward are called fore-and-aft stays; those which lead to the vessel's side are called backstays. See Illust. of Ship. [1913 Webster] In stays, or Hove in stays (Naut.), in the act or situation of staying, or going about from one tack to another. --R. H. Dana, Jr. Stay holes (Naut.), openings in the edge of a staysail through which the hanks pass which join it to the stay. Stay tackle (Naut.), a tackle attached to a stay and used for hoisting or lowering heavy articles over the side. To miss stays (Naut.), to fail in the attempt to go about. --Totten. Triatic stay (Naut.), a rope secured at the ends to the heads of the foremast and mainmast with thimbles spliced to its bight into which the stay tackles hook. [1913 Webster] Miss \Miss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Missed (m[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Missing.] [AS. missan; akin to D. & G. missen, OHG. missan, Icel. missa, Sw. mista, Dan. miste. [root]100. See Mis-, pref.] 1. To fail of hitting, reaching, getting, finding, seeing, hearing, etc.; as, to miss the mark one shoots at; to miss the train by being late; to miss opportunites of getting knowledge; to miss the point or meaning of something said. [1913 Webster] When a man misses his great end, happiness, he will acknowledge he judged not right. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To omit; to fail to have or to do; to get without; to dispense with; -- now seldom applied to persons. [1913 Webster] She would never miss, one day, A walk so fine, a sight so gay. --Prior. [1913 Webster] We cannot miss him; he does make our fire, Fetch in our wood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To discover the absence or omission of; to feel the want of; to mourn the loss of; to want; as, to miss an absent loved one. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Neither missed we anything . . . Nothing was missed of all that pertained unto him. --1 Sam. xxv. 15, 21. [1913 Webster] What by me thou hast lost, thou least shalt miss. --Milton. [1913 Webster] To miss stays. (Naut.) See under Stay. [1913 Webster]

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