What does upstairs mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upstairsadjective

    the part of a building above the ground floor

    "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"

  2. upstairs, upstairadverb

    on or of upper floors of a building

    "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room"

  3. upstairs, up the stairs, on a higher flooradverb

    on a floor above

    "they lived upstairs"

  4. upstairsadverb

    with respect to the mind

    "she's a bit weak upstairs"


  1. upstairsadverb

    Up the stairs; on a higher floor or level.

  2. upstairsadverb

    In the brain.

    After Joe did a hula dance on the kitchen table, his friends wondered if he didn't have a lot going on upstairs.

  3. upstairsadjective

    located higher up a building.

    They can sleep in the upstairs bedroom.

  4. upstairsadjective

    a pitched ball that is high, and usually outside the strike zone

    That fastball was upstairs for a ball.

  5. Etymology: From up + stair + -s

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upstairsadverb

    up the stairs; in or toward an upper story

  2. Upstairsadjective

    being above stairs; as, an upstairs room


  1. Upstairs

    Clean is the third studio album by the Contemporary worship duo Shane & Shane. The album was released on May 18, 2004 by Inpop Records label, and the producers on the effort is Will Hunt and Shane & Shane.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Upstairs

    up-stārz′, adv. in or toward the upper story.—adj. Up′stairs, pertaining to an upper story or flat.—n. an upper story.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upstairs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4599

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upstairs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1165

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'upstairs' in Adverbs Frequency: #265

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of upstairs in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of upstairs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of upstairs in a Sentence

  1. Chris Christie:

    I had no choice because I just didnt want to stay in the White House. I was given that alternative -- stay in the White House, lock yourself in, dont ever leave, dont even go to the Oval Office, just stay upstairs and enjoy it, dont see people, dont talk to people, and just be done with it --and I cant do that. I had to be out front, and this is America, this is the United States.This is the greatest country in the world, this is the most powerful country in the world, I cant be locked up in a room upstairs and totally safe and just say, hey, whatever happens happens, I cant do that.

  2. Kevin Holland:

    I grab the gun with the guy, we face( the gun) down towards the ground, and then I'm like,' We're upstairs -- this shouldn't be facing down.' So we point it towards the bar and face it up in the air.

  3. Laurie Graham:

    I went to the lobby of the hotel, received the order. It was completely sealed and packaged. I got upstairs and we began to eat our food, and my husband was eating his fettuccine alfredo, and he took a bite and he thought it was hard chicken or some overcooked cheese and come to find out, it was a latex glove that had been melted into the food.

  4. New Hyundai Core colatec:

    I also plan to open a acupuncture clinic upstairs, so that my customers can take care of their joints before and after dancing.

  5. Nancy Comeau-Drisdelle:

    She’s yelling and she’s pointing at the door, and I realize Leeland’s not with her, all of the sudden, I ’m upstairs and I hear her screaming like bloody murder.

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    without the natural or usual covering
    • A. affront
    • B. denudate
    • C. transpire
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