a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
a contiguous set of steps connecting two floors
A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles. Special types of stairs include escalators and ladders. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators, stairlifts and inclined moving walkways as well as stationary inclined sidewalks.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2945
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1865
Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Nouns Frequency: #1112
The numerical value of stairs in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of stairs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There might be too many stairs to go up; ignore the stairs!
Start climbing the stairs without thinking how steep are the stairs or how many stairs are there!
However steep or ramshackle they may be, don't ever despise the stairs which take you up to higher levels!
They had lots of questions and interest in how these stairs were used by hundreds of people on that day to escape.
It was peaceful and it didn't interrupt the music, after the protest, they left Powell Hall marching two-by-two down the stairs and out the door.
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Translations for stairs
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ле́свіца, ўсходы, схо́ды, усхо́дыBelarusian
- escalaCatalan, Valencian
- schody, schodištěCzech
- escada, escaleiraGalician
- eskalyeHaitian Creole
- աստիճաններ, սանդուղքArmenian
- 계단, 階段Korean
- ле́стница, ступенькаRussian
- stubište, стубиште, stepenica, степеник, stepenište, степениште, степеница, stepenikSerbo-Croatian
- schody, schodiskoSlovak
- merdiven, basamakTurkish
- cầu thangVietnamese
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