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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stairs, stepsnoun

    a flight of stairs or a flight of steps

Wiktionary

  1. stairsnoun

    a contiguous set of steps connecting two floors

Freebase

  1. Stairs

    A stairway, staircase, stairwell, flight of stairs, or simply stairs is a construction designed to bridge a large vertical distance by dividing it into smaller vertical distances, called steps. Stairs may be straight, round, or may consist of two or more straight pieces connected at angles. Special types of stairs include escalators and ladders. Some alternatives to stairs are elevators, stairlifts and inclined moving walkways as well as stationary inclined sidewalks.

Editors Contribution

  1. stairs

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The stairs were a beautiful design.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2945

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1865

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'stairs' in Nouns Frequency: #1112

Anagrams for stairs »

  1. sistra

  2. sitars

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stairs in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stairs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of stairs in a Sentence

  1. Dolly Parton:

    I looked at it a long time, then, just as I picked it up, just to hold it, and look at it for a moment, our little dog, Popeye, came running up the stairs. The tap-tap of his paws jolted me back to reality. I suddenly froze and I put the gun down.

  2. Wanda Ely:

    Her health just started going downhill, it got to the point where she couldn’t even go up and down a flight of stairs without getting out of breath.

  3. Andrew Lovato-Needham:

    We started walking down eight flights of stairs. As we’re doing that, the building was shaking a bit and the lights were flickering on and off, a little bit, only because we were on the fifteenth floor, so I knew if something happened, we had to get out quick and not use the elevator.

  4. Paul F. Meekin:

    For me death is just moving from one school into another. But there's going to be a difference, because in that new school I shall have wings so I wont need to walk up and down the stairs!

  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.

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    the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    • A. contribution
    • B. decline
    • C. transition
    • D. match

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