staid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Adjective use of stayed, past participle of stay.

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Adjective[edit]

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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Verb[edit]

staid

  1. Obsolete spelling of stayed

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Noun[edit]

staid f ‎(genitive singular staide, nominative plural staideanna)

  1. stadium
  2. furlong
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

staid f ‎(genitive singular staide, nominative plural staideanna)

  1. state, condition
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