What does upstairs mean?

Definitions for upstairsˈʌpˈstɛərz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word upstairs.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upstairs(adj)

    the part of a building above the ground floor

    "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"

  2. upstairs, upstair(adverb)

    on or of upper floors of a building

    "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room"

  3. upstairs, up the stairs, on a higher floor(adverb)

    on a floor above

    "they lived upstairs"

  4. upstairs(adverb)

    with respect to the mind

    "she's a bit weak upstairs"


  1. upstairs(Adverb)

    Up the stairs; on a higher floor or level.

  2. upstairs(Adverb)

    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. upstairs(Adjective)

    located higher up a building.

    They can sleep in the upstairs bedroom.

  4. upstairs(Adjective)

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

    That fastball was upstairs for a ball.

  5. Origin: From up + stair + -s

Webster Dictionary

  1. Upstairs(adverb)

    up the stairs; in or toward an upper story

  2. Upstairs(adj)

    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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Marshall Smith:

    Very few people make it upstairs.

  2. Selma Blair:

    Against my better judgment, I went upstairs.

  3. William Congreve:

    I came upstairs into the world for I was born in a cellar.

  4. William Congreve, Love for Love (1695):

    I came upstairs into the world; for I was born in a cellar.

  5. Bernardo Trinidade:

    We took what we could and ran upstairs, we were told it wouldn't be so bad.

Images & Illustrations of upstairs

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