downstairs
downstair downstair, downstairs downstairsadj. on or of the lower floors of a building, especially the ground floor; as, the downstairs (or downstair phone; the house has no downstairs bathroom. Opposite of {upstairs}. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • downstairs — is the normal form for both the adjective (the downstairs lavatory) and the adverb (go downstairs). Downstair (formerly used occasionally as an adjective) is now virtually obsolete …   Modern English usage

  • Downstairs — may refer to: Downstairs (film), a 1932 film starring John Gilbert Downstairs EP, an independent release by the band 311 This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an int …   Wikipedia

  • downstairs — down stairs, adv. Down the stairs; to a lower floor; as, she headed downstairs as soon as she heard the horn. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • downstairs — 1590s, from DOWN (Cf. down) (adv.) + stairs (see STAIR (Cf. stair)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • downstairs — ► ADVERB & ADJECTIVE ▪ down a flight of stairs; on or to a lower floor. ► NOUN ▪ the ground floor or lower floors of a building …   English terms dictionary

  • downstairs — [doun′sterz′] adv. 1. down the stairs 2. on or to a lower floor adj. situated on a lower floor n. a lower floor or floors …   English World dictionary

  • downstairs — [[t]da͟ʊnste͟ə(r)z[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV after v If you go downstairs in a building, you go down a staircase towards the ground floor. Denise went downstairs and made some tea. Ant: upstairs 2) ADV: be ADV, n ADV If something or someone is downstairs… …   English dictionary

  • downstairs — down|stairs S2 [ˌdaunˈsteəz US ˈsterz] adv 1.) towards or on a lower floor of a building, especially a house ≠ ↑upstairs ▪ Rosie ran downstairs to answer the door. ▪ Charles was downstairs in the kitchen. 2.) the downstairs the rooms on the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • downstairs — down|stairs1 [ ,daun sterz ] adverb ** to or on a lower floor of a building, especially the floor at ground level: I ran downstairs to see if he had come home yet. They were all downstairs. ─ opposite UPSTAIRS ╾ down|stairs / daUnsterz /… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • downstairs — adverb 1 towards or on a lower floor of a building, especially a house: Rosie ran downstairs. 2 the downstairs the rooms on the ground floor in a house: We have still got to paint the downstairs. compare upstairs 1, upstairs 2 downstairs… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • downstairs — I UK [ˌdaʊnˈsteə(r)z] / US [ˌdaʊnˈsterz] adverb ** to or on a lower floor of a building, especially the floor at ground level I ran downstairs to see if he had come home yet. They were all downstairs. Derived word: downstairs UK [ˈdaʊnsteə(r)z] / …   English dictionary

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