downstairs

adverb
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) \

Definition of downstairs

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: down the stairs : on or to a lower floor

downstairs

adjective
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) \

Definition of downstairs (Entry 2 of 3)

: situated on the main, lower, or ground floor of a building
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) , ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz \

Definition of downstairs (Entry 3 of 3)

: the lower floor of a building

Examples of downstairs in a Sentence

Adverb He ran downstairs to answer the door. He lives downstairs from us. “Where are the kids?” “They're downstairs.” Adjective There are five downstairs rooms.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The home has laundry rooms upstairs and downstairs. Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2021 There are four different event spaces downstairs, with the Dragon room featuring a Perrier-Jouët Champagne Bar. John Mariani, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Perkins adds that from the outside, all the windows in the house are the same size and are arranged so that the ones upstairs intentionally line up with the windows downstairs. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 16 Sep. 2021 An overflow room was set up downstairs due to overcrowding. Martin Vassolo, sun-sentinel.com, 15 Sep. 2021 There was a phone in the room, which called downstairs. Victoria Bekiempis, Vulture, 9 Sep. 2021 Two soldiers carried him downstairs and out into the rain. Elaine Blair, The New York Review of Books, 7 Sep. 2021 Jeeves vacuumed the entire downstairs in about 45 minutes. Amy Schulman, PEOPLE.com, 3 Sep. 2021 As if on cue, a groggy-looking Lee—now fifty-two, but carrying an ageless insouciance that has graced his entire career—ventured shirtless downstairs to investigate the commotion before promptly returning to his bedroom. Dennis Zhou, The New Yorker, 28 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The bedrooms were downstairs, small arrow-slit windows, the largest room, Xavier’s, a mattress on the floor, the smallest, a child’s, dusty and shut up, a mobile swaying in the draft. Esther Freud, The New Yorker, 20 Sep. 2021 The adjacent, downstairs bathroom adds a surprise to the space with its all-over-tonal-blue tile, which offers a peekaboo dose of color to the kitchen. Blake Miller, House Beautiful, 7 Sep. 2021 Five bedrooms are downstairs, and the guest bedroom is on the second level with a large game room that Hershenberg estimates tops 3,000 square feet. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2021 That would also require a renovation of the downstairs bathroom to accommodate a wheelchair for bathing, among other work. Steven Goode, courant.com, 8 Mar. 2021 Early evidence indicates that Laura Gingerich was in a downstairs bathroom while the children were in a second-floor room. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Feb. 2021 The downstairs primary suite features dual vanities, a separate bathtub and shower, walk-in closets and its own sitting area. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2021 For a party atmosphere, keep an eye open for the reopening of the downstairs Boom Boom Room, which is on hiatus. BostonGlobe.com, 13 July 2021 The primary suite and a guest bedroom are also downstairs. Dallas News, 14 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction DeLaney wrapped the entire downstairs in the material, which features a custom finish by Tony Montognese. Blake Miller, House Beautiful, 7 Sep. 2021 The cast is all aces, upstairs and downstairs, notably Jake Lacy (usually the good boy next door) as a spoiled bro and Jennifer Coolidge as a self-loathing woman grieving her mother. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2021 Tinsley, who was born on Macomb Street in 1925, had her first memories of the area living in the downstairs of a frame house on Mullett Street, near Chene. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 28 July 2021 Or put three pieces upstairs as a sofa and three downstairs as a loveseat and a comfortable chair. David Hochman, Forbes, 26 May 2021 As no one is allowed in or out because of the illness, the residents of the house - both upstairs and downstairs - are the only suspects. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, 14 May 2021 The downstairs of the building has been updated to have a gray, black and white color scheme. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2021 There’s even more living space to play with downstairs in the finished basement, which is somewhat of a rarity in village homes of this age. cleveland, 16 Apr. 2021 If the robot vacuum needs to clean the upstairs and downstairs, move the unit and docking station to the home’s relevant floor and set it up to clean. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 28 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of downstairs

Adverb

1598, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1702, in the meaning defined above

Noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction

1841, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of downstairs was in 1598

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“Downstairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/downstairs. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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downstairs

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of downstairs

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: on or to a lower floor of a building

downstairs

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of downstairs (Entry 2 of 2)

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

downstairs

adverb
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) \

Kids Definition of downstairs

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

downstairs

adjective
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˌsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) \

Kids Definition of downstairs (Entry 2 of 3)

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

downstairs

noun
down·​stairs | \ ˈdau̇n-ˈsterz How to pronounce downstairs (audio) \

Kids Definition of downstairs (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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