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Princeton's WordNet

  1. step, stairnoun

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

    "he paused on the bottom step"


  1. stairnoun

    A single step in a staircase.

    Etymology: stæger

  2. stairnoun

    A series of steps, a staircase.

    Etymology: stæger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stairnoun

    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. Stairnoun

    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.]

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

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  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. Frabcus M. Faber Jt.:

    Does a 'Stair-way' very much or does it depend upon the number pf steps and risers:

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The people around a billionaire often wear multiple layer of invisible masks over their face. They are big politics player who neither care nor fair towards him, but there only to build own success stair through him and keep own eye always to occupy his chair.

  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. 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.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Every right quote is a golden stair to enlightenment!

Images & Illustrations of stair

  1. stairstairstairstairstair

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