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ˈdaʊnˈstɛərz; -ˌstɛərzdown·stairs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. downstairs, downstair(adverb)

    on or of lower floors of a building

    "the downstairs (or downstair) phone"

  2. downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, below(adverb)

    on a floor below

    "the tenants live downstairs"

GCIDE

  1. downstairs(adv.)

    Down the stairs; to a lower floor; as, she headed downstairs as soon as she heard the horn.

Wiktionary

  1. downstairs(Noun)

    The genitalia

    The wind uplifted her skirt and I caught a glimpse of her downstairs.

  2. downstairs(Adverb)

    living, stepping, or coming down the stairs

  3. downstairs(Adjective)

    A floor lower than the one a speaker currently occupies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Downstairs(adverb)

    down the stairs; to a lower floor

  2. Downstairs(adj)

    below stairs; as, a downstairs room

Freebase

  1. Downstairs

    Downstairs is an EP by 311, which was recorded in Nick Hexum's basement in 1989, and is considered the band's first recording. It is an independent release without cover art. Almost nothing is known about this collectors item, and an original version of the EP is almost impossible to find. However, a copy of the EP can easily be found circulating in bootleg circles and tape trading communities. The Downstairs EP suffers from guitar so scratchy that the instrument produced an unintended grinding "ringing" sound so high-pitched that it distorted the sound of the tape upon recording. On this EP, "Right Now" is one of the songs most afflicted with the grinding, ringing guitar noise. Owners of original copies of the EP report that the grinding, ringing guitar noise is in fact present on the original source material.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'downstairs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2293

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'downstairs' in Adverbs Frequency: #317

How to pronounce downstairs?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say downstairs in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of downstairs in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of downstairs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of downstairs in a Sentence

  1. Harander Singh family:

    The attackers arrived on the stairs and started killing the women. My nephew shouted and said to me 'Uncle, please go downstairs', and when I tried to go downstairs, they shot my nephew in the head.

  2. Miep Gies:

    ‘It was the fourth of August. It was quiet in the office. We were working and I happened to look up. The door opened and a small man entered. He pointed the revolver in his hand at me and said 'Stay seated! Don't move!' Of course I was frozen with fear. He closed the door and left again. I couldn't see or hear what happened after that because I was ordered to stay at my desk. Later I heard everyone coming downstairs, very slowly. They had been able to pack in the meantime. I wasn't allowed to go to the window, I had to stay in my seat. And I did that. Afterwards, Bep and I went upstairs to the Franks’ bedroom. And there we saw Anne's diary lying on the ground. 'Let's pick it up', I said, because Bep stood there looking in a daze. I said 'Pick it up, pick it up, let's get out of here!', because we were so frightened! We went downstairs and there we were, Bep and I. 'Now what, Bep?' Then she said: 'You're the oldest. You should keep it.' That seemed right.’

  3. Jason Peck:

    We heard it was coming, then we heard some rushing water and went downstairs and three o'clock is when it got real bad and [water] started shooting up through the drains.

  4. Sharlene Miller:

    When I was upstairs in ICU fighting for my life, my mum was in a ward downstairs, basically passing away.

  5. Kelly Jackson:

    Mom brought Mayor Mike Savage downstairs for me, we did n’t communicate about, oh the door is n’t locked.

Images & Illustrations of downstairs

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