Definition of Stairs

1. Noun. A flight of stairs or a flight of steps.

Exact synonyms: Steps
Specialized synonyms: Ladder
Generic synonyms: Staircase, Stairway
Language type: Plural, Plural Form



Definition of Stairs

1. Noun. (plurale tantum) a contiguous set of steps connecting two floors ¹

2. Noun. (plural of stair) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stairs

1. stair [n] - See also: stair

Stairs Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stairs

staircaselike
staircases
stairchair
stairchairs
stairclimber
stairclimbers
staired
stairgate
stairgates
stairhead
stairheads
stairless
stairlift
stairlifts
stairlike
stairs (current term)
stairstep
stairstepped
stairstepping
stairsteps
stairtower
stairtowers
stairway
stairways
stairwell
stairwells
stairwise
staisfise
staith
staithe

Literary usage of Stairs

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1893)
"The Katanga Company's expedition under the command of Captain stairs landed at ... Captain stairs discussed this question with a very intelligent native, ..."

2. In Darkest Africa Or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria by Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"... and back—Lieutenant stairs' suggestion about the steamer ... —Conversation with Lieutenant stairs in reference to Major ..."

3. Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (1895)
"the door, so he stood on the stairs to see what he would do ; the man went and opened the door, and went out and flung 1 the door after him. ..."

4. A Treatise on the Power and Duty of an Arbitrator, and the Law of by Francis Russell (1878)
"And I further find, that the landing and embarking of passengers at the said stairs, called Garden stairs, from and into steam-boats, ..."

5. Goblins and Pagodas by John Gould Fletcher (1916)
"THE BACK stairs In the afternoon When no one is in the house, I suddenly hear dull dragging feet Go fumbling down those dark back stairs, That climb up ..."

6. A Treatise on Concrete, Plain and Reinforced: Materials, Construction, and by Frederick Winslow Taylor, Sanford Eleazer Thompson, René Feret, William Barnard Fuller, Frank Pape McKibben, Spencer Baird Newberry (1909)
"CONCRETE stairs The design of concrete stairs is a simple problem in reinforced concrete construction. A stairway may consist (i) of an inclined slab of ..."

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