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Princeton's WordNet

  1. step, stair(noun)

    support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

    "he paused on the bottom step"


  1. stair(Noun)

    A single step in a staircase.

    Etymology: stæger

  2. stair(Noun)

    A series of steps, a staircase.

    Etymology: stæger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stair(noun)

    one step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; -- commonly applied to those within a building

    Etymology: [OE. steir, steyer, AS. stger, from stgan to ascend, rise. 164. See Sty to ascend.]

  2. Stair(noun)

    a series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only

    Etymology: [OE. steir, steyer, AS. stger, from stgan to ascend, rise. 164. See Sty to ascend.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stair

    stār, n. a series of steps for ascending to a higher level: one of such steps: a flight of steps, only in pl.: (Spens.) a degree.—ns. Stair′-car′pet, carpet suitable for stairs; Stair′case, a flight of stairs with balusters, &c.; Stair′-rod, one of a number of metallic rods for holding a stair-carpet in its place.—adv. Down′stairs, in the lower part of a house—opp. to Upstairs.—Back-stairs, adjectively for secret, underhand; Below stairs, in a lower story, in the basement. [A.S. stǽagerstígan, to ascend; Ger. steigen, to climb, Ice. stegi, a step.]

Anagrams for STAIR »

  1. airts, arist, astir, sitar, stria, tarsi, tiars

How to pronounce STAIR?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say STAIR in sign language?

  1. stair


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of STAIR in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of STAIR in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of STAIR in a Sentence

  1. George Mac Donald:

    He took his key. It turned in the lock to the sounds of Aeolian music. A door opened upon slow hinges, and disclosed a winding stair within. The key vanished from his fingers. Tangle went up. Mossy followed. The door closed behind them. They climbed out of the earth; and, still climbing, rose above it. They were in the rainbow. Far abroad, over ocean and land, they could see through ours transparent walls the earth beneath their get. Stairs beside stairs wound up together, and beautiful beings of all ages climbed along with them. They knew that they were going up to the country whence the shadows fall And by this time I think they must have got there.

  2. Phyllis McGinley:

    Sisters are always drying their hair. Locked into rooms, alone, they pose at the mirror, shoulders bare, trying this way and that their hair, or fly importunate down the stair to answer the telephone.

  3. Frank Siller:

    Our foundation couldn't be more honored to be chosen to hold the first stair-climb event at One World Trade Center.

  4. Saija Karinkanta:

    If Elizabeth Joy want to improve Elizabeth Joy walking ability, most of the exercises need to be done while walking – standing on one foot, reaching, shifting weight from one foot to the other, squatting, tandem walking, stair walking, walking on different surfaces and stepping, in addition, if you want to improve your reaction time, the exercises need to challenge your reactions.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every right quote is a golden stair to enlightenment!

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