Support; something one relies upon.

For, behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, doth take away from Jerusalem and from Judah the STAY and the staff, the whole STAY of bread, and the whole STAY of water. ( Isaiah 3:1 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Stay'". A King James Dictionary.