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upstairs

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adverb up·stairs \ˌəp-ˈsterz\

Simple Definition of upstairs

  • : on or to a higher floor of a building

  • : in the head : mentally or intellectually

Full Definition of upstairs

  1. 1 :  up the stairs :  on or to a higher floor

  2. 2 :  to or at a high altitude or higher position <kicked upstairs to company management>

  3. 3 :  in the head :  intellectually <a little slow upstairs — Tom Clancy>

Examples of upstairs

  1. When you go upstairs, bring these towels with you.

  2. She was on her way upstairs when she heard a car drive up.



1584

First Known Use of upstairs

1584

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upstairs

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adjective up·stairs \ˈəp-ˈsterz\

Simple Definition of upstairs

  • : located on a higher floor of a building

Full Definition of upstairs

  1. :  situated above the stairs especially on an upper floor <an upstairs bedroom>

Examples of upstairs

  1. You can use the upstairs bathroom.



1782

First Known Use of upstairs

1782


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upstairs

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction up·stairs \ˈəp-ˈsterz, ˈəp-ˌ\

Definition of upstairs

  1. :  the part of a building above the ground floor



1842

First Known Use of upstairs

1842



UPSTAIRS Defined for Kids

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upstairs

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adverb up·stairs \ˌəp-ˈsterz\

Definition of upstairs

  1. :  up the stairs :  on or to an upper floor <Go upstairs to your room!>




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upstairs

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adjective up·stairs \ˈəp-ˈsterz\

Definition of upstairs

  1. :  being on or relating to an upper floor <upstairs bedrooms>




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upstairs

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noun up·stairs \ˌəp-ˈsterz\

Definition of upstairs

  1. :  the part of a building above the ground floor




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