Run of stairs
Stair Stair (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; -- commonly applied to those within a building. [1913 Webster]

2. A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only. ``I a winding stair found.'' --Chaucer's Dream. [1913 Webster]

{Below stairs}, in the basement or lower part of a house, where the servants are.

{Flight of stairs}, the stairs which make the whole ascent of a story.

{Pair of stairs}, a set or flight of stairs. -- pair, in this phrase, having its old meaning of a set. See {Pair}, n., 1.

{Run of stairs} (Arch.), a single set of stairs, or section of a stairway, from one platform to the next.

{Stair rod}, a rod, usually of metal, for holding a stair carpet to its place.

{Up stairs}. See {Upstairs} in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Flight of stairs — Stair Stair (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; commonly applied to those within a building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pair of stairs — Stair Stair (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; commonly applied to those within a building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • run — I n. course 1) a ski run freedom of movement 2) to have free run of the house race 3) a cross country run; the mile run series of demands 4) a run on a bank running away 5) on the run trial 6) a dry, dummy (BE) run flight …   Combinatory dictionary

  • run — run1 W1S1 [rʌn] v past tense ran [ræn] past participle run present participle running ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(move quickly using your legs)¦ 2¦(race)¦ 3¦(organize/be in charge of )¦ 4¦(do something/go somewhere quickly)¦ 5¦(buses/trains etc)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • run — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 on foot ADJECTIVE ▪ five mile, etc. ▪ fun, sponsored (esp. BrE) ▪ The school has organized a two mile fun run for charity. ▪ t …   Collocations dictionary

  • run out of steam — verb To run out of energy; to run out of motivation. After climbing six flights of stairs she found she had run out of steam and had to sit down …   Wiktionary

  • Below stairs — Stair Stair (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; commonly applied to those within a building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Up stairs — Stair Stair (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger, from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.] 1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; commonly applied to those within a building …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • People Under the Stairs — This article is about the band. For the film, see The People Under the Stairs. People Under the Stairs Origin Los Angeles, California, United States Genres Hip hop, Years active 1997–present …   Wikipedia

  • List of past General Hospital characters — The following is a list of notable past characters from the soap opera, General Hospital who are not notable enough for their own articles. Characters are listed based on the decade in which they first appeared. Contents 1 2010 present 1.1 Warren …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”