the downstairs


: the lower and usually main floor of a building
The downstairs needs to be cleaned.
We painted the downstairs.

Examples of the downstairs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the downstairs bar, spirits often lift money off the bar and raise glasses into the air. The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2024 Those sensory experiences were no more apparent than in the downstairs laboratory. Garret K. Woodward, Rolling Stone, 7 Mar. 2024 At the 115-year-old Niles Hotel — where ancient bullet holes pock the tin ceiling by the downstairs saloon — getting the creeps is part of the appeal. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023 Bottles of liquor were stored directly in ice that was used for consumption in the downstairs bar. Michael Braga, The Arizona Republic, 6 Mar. 2024 But the downstairs there, as a group, with the absence of Turner (Kelly Russell), continues to get closer., 27 Oct. 2023 As for the downstairs crew, nothing quite beats the inter-butler wars of the first season, but there’s a lot to like in this one, including a charming subplot concerning a patent. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2023 The rooftop bar, Reynard Social, boasts sweeping views of both the city and the Rockies, and the downstairs brasserie, Chez Maggy, helmed by chef Ludo Lefebvre, is well worth a visit, too. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 The second-floor library has caved in under the weight of an absurd number of books, dumping plaster and volumes of British history all over the downstairs parlor. Jordan Kisner, The Atlantic, 5 Sep. 2023

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“The downstairs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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