the upstairs

noun

: the upper floors of a building
We're having the upstairs carpeted.

Examples of the upstairs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The airport now has concourses A and B, with B being the upstairs passenger loading and unloading area. James A. Jones Jr., Miami Herald, 29 Mar. 2024 According to police and prosecutors, the juvenile defendants, some in ski masks, made their way up to an outdoor balcony and burst into the upstairs bedroom of the Airbnb rental home where Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson, was taking a shower shortly after 4 a.m. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 11 Mar. 2024 Those assisting placed an extension ladder near the upstairs bedroom where the children were in an attempt to rescue them. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 29 Feb. 2024 Amar Gandhi said deputies found the bodies after being called to the upstairs residence on the 5700 block of Shadow Creek Drive about 3:30 p.m. for a welfare check. Daniel Hunt, Sacramento Bee, 18 Feb. 2024 The main house also packs in five bedrooms, and the upstairs master contains a private balcony, spa-style bath with soaking tub and a Rodeo Drive boutique-style dressing room. James McClain, Robb Report, 27 Mar. 2024 According to those accounts, Russian soldiers brought Oleh to the upstairs holding cell and threw him inside. Sabra Ayres, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2024 According to officials, the five children, who were all related, were killed when a fire broke out on the first floor of the two-story home, presumably trapping the children in the upstairs bedroom. The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 My father had been relegated to a guest room downstairs, far in every sense from the upstairs living spaces where the family would gather on holidays. Emily Ziff Griffin, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2024

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“The upstairs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20upstairs. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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