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downstairs

adverb down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of downstairs

: down the stairs : on or to a lower floor

Examples of downstairs in a Sentence

  1. He ran downstairs to answer the door.

  2. He lives downstairs from us.

  3. “Where are the kids?” “They're downstairs.”

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First Known Use of downstairs

1596


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downstairs

adjective down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz \

Definition of downstairs

: situated on the main, lower, or ground floor of a building

Examples of downstairs in a Sentence

  1. There are five downstairs rooms.

Recent Examples of downstairs from the Web

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First Known Use of downstairs

1819


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downstairs

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˈ , ˈdau̇n-ˌ \

Definition of downstairs

: the lower floor of a building

First Known Use of downstairs

1843



DOWNSTAIRS Defined for English Language Learners

downstairs

adverb

Definition of downstairs for English Language Learners

  • : on or to a lower floor of a building


downstairs

adjective

Definition of downstairs for English Language Learners

  • : located on a lower, main, or first floor of a building


DOWNSTAIRS Defined for Kids

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downstairs

adverb down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz \

Definition of downstairs for Students

: down the stairs : on or to a lower floor
  • The children are playing downstairs.

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downstairs

adjective down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz \

Definition of downstairs for Students

: situated on a lower floor or on the main or first floor
  • the downstairs bathroom

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downstairs

noun down·stairs \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz \

Definition of downstairs for Students

: the lower floor of a building The downstairs has been refinished.


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