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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stairway, staircasenoun

    a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps


  1. staircasenoun

    a flight of stairs; a stairway

  2. staircasenoun

    a connected set of flights of stairs; a stairwell

  3. Etymology: stair + case

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Staircasenoun

    The part of a fabrick that contains the stairs.

    Etymology: stair and case.

    To make a complete staircase is a curious piece of architecture. Henry Wotton.

    I cannot forbear mentioning a staircase, where the easiness of the ascent, the disposition of the lights, and the convenient landing, are admirably contrived. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. staircase

    Stairs are a structure designed to bridge a large vertical distance between lower and higher levels by dividing it into smaller vertical distances. This is achieved as a diagonal series of horizontal platforms called steps which enable passage to the other level by stepping from one to another step in turn. Steps are very typically rectangular. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles. Types of stairs include staircases (also called stairways), ladders, and escalators. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators (also called lifts), stairlifts, inclined moving walkways, and ramps. A stairwell is a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase. A flight (of stairs) is an inclined part of a staircase consisting of steps (and their lateral supports if supports are separate from steps).


  1. staircase

    A staircase is a structure consisting of a series of steps, typically with a handrail, that allows for movement between different levels or floors in a building, house or other structures. It is often made of materials such as wood, metal, or stone and can come in various sizes and designs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staircasenoun

    a flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing, balusters, etc


  1. Staircase

    Staircase is a two-character play by Charles Dyer about an aging gay couple who own a barber shop in the East End of London. One of them is a part-time actor about to go on trial for propositioning a police officer. The action takes place over the course of one night as they discuss their loving but often volatile past together and possible future without each other. The playwright named his characters Charles Dyer and Harry C. Leeds, which is an anagram of his name. In 1966 it was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company with Paul Scofield and Patrick Magee. The Broadway production directed by Barry Morse opened on January 10, 1968 at the Biltmore Theatre, where it played for 12 previews and 61 performances. Eli Wallach and Milo O'Shea, who was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, starred.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'staircase' in Nouns Frequency: #2880

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of staircase in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of staircase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of staircase in a Sentence

  1. Stephen Fitzpatrick:

    The girls, who were all upstairs, heard what was going on in the living room, as they came to the staircase, Bobby Vanderhall was already coming up after them.

  2. Jim Lentz:

    We’re going to grow again. We will climb the staircase, but it’s a different way than in the past. It’s not going to be growth for growth’s sake.

  3. Mitt Romney:

    In terms of the President's policies, in this first year, we're pretty much on the same page, he did not pursue the 45 % tariff on all foreign goods that I think would have been problematic for the economy ; but he has put in place a tax proposal that is going to get the economy going better ; he's been a person who has de-regulated a good portion of the economy -- a good thing. And of course, he made a decision on Bear's Ears and the Grand Staircase that I think was the right decision.

  4. Gary Herbert:

    We know firsthand what happens when the law is abused for unworthy political purposes, the Grand Staircase Escalante designation and the recent controversial Bears Ears designation are key examples of this, and I am confident that the upcoming review will lead to positive outcomes for Utah and for those who call the beautiful Bears Ears area home.

  5. Mohammad Anas:

    Outside the central library staircase around 200 students were asked to sit down. Then we were asked to keep both our hands on our heads and we were asked to get out.

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