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adverb down·stairs \ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz\

Definition of downstairs

  1. :  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.

First Known Use of downstairs

1596


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adjective down·stairs \ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz\

Definition of downstairs

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

Examples of downstairs in a Sentence

  1. There are five downstairs rooms.

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First Known Use of downstairs

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

Definition of downstairs

  1. :  the lower floor of a building

First Known Use of downstairs

1843



DOWNSTAIRS Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of downstairs for English Language Learners

  • : on or to a lower floor of a building

downstairs

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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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adverb down·stairs \ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz\

Definition of downstairs for Students

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


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adjective down·stairs \ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz\

Definition of downstairs for Students

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


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noun down·stairs \ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz\

Definition of downstairs for Students

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



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