Definition of stair
- a narrow private stairs
- —Lewis Mumford
She ran down the stairs.
He waited at the foot of the stairs.
She slipped and fell down the stairs.
The stairs lead to the roof.
We had to climb another flight of stairs to get to the roof.
He tripped on the bottom stair and almost fell.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
stairs : a series of steps that go from one level or floor to another
: one of the steps in a set of stairs
What made you want to look up stair? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
investment of mental or emotional energy
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