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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stairway, staircase(noun)

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


  1. staircase(Noun)

    a flight of stairs; a stairway

    Etymology: stair + case

  2. staircase(Noun)

    a connected set of flights of stairs; a stairwell

    Etymology: stair + case

Webster Dictionary

  1. Staircase(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce staircase?

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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. Joseph Wilson:

    I heard a commissioner say that only 10 % of the land at Grand-Staircase has any scenic value, to them 90 % of this was worthless, but that underestimates the importance of biodiversity here and we can assume that things that cause a lot of disturbance to the area will have negative consequences.

  2. John Tory:

    I think everyone will understand that it will be more than $550, we just can’t have people decide to go out to Home Depot and build a staircase in a park because that’s what they would like to have.

  3. 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.

  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. Bob Nicholls:

    I told everyone that we were going to go down the stairs very quietly. But with 150-odd people on a staircase, we were like sitting ducks. Two of my guys went ahead to make sure it was safe, we had two guys at the back. We'd move down to one floor, check the floor and then get everyone down. We did the same on the next floor. It took quite a while to get everyone down. We got out at around 3 or 4 in the morning, we were asked to take off our shoes to avoid making noise because we never knew if there were still terrorists around who could hear us. No one spoke either.

Images & Illustrations of staircase

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