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stair

 (stâr)
n.
1. often stairs A series or flight of steps; a staircase.
2. One of a flight of steps.

[Middle English, from Old English stǣger; see steigh- in Indo-European roots.]

stair

(stɛə)
n
1. (Architecture) one of a flight of stairs
2. (Architecture) a series of steps: a narrow stair.
[Old English stæger; related to stīg narrow path, stīgan to ascend, descend, Old Norse steigurligr upright, Middle Dutch steiger ladder]

stair

(stɛər)

n.
1. one of a flight or series of steps for going from one level to another, as in a building.
2. stairs, such steps collectively, esp. as forming a flight or a series of flights.
3. a series or flight of steps; stairway.
[before 1000; Middle English stey(e)r, Old English stǣger, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German steiger landing; akin to sty1]
stair′less, adj.
stair′like`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stair - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
corbel step, corbiestep, corbie-step, crow step - (architecture) a step on the top of a gable wall
riser - structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
staircase, stairway - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
Translations
دَرَجَه
schod
trappe
stigaòrep; trappa; stigi
laiptailaiptelislaiptinėpakopa
kāpnes

stair

[stɛəʳ]
A. N
1. (= single step) → escalón m, peldaño m; (= stairway) → escalera f
2. stairsescalera f
a flight of stairsun tramo de escalera
life below stairsla vida de los criados
gossip below stairshabladurías fpl de la servidumbre
B. CPD stair carpet Nalfombra f de escalera
stair lift N(plataforma f) salvaescaleras m inv, elevador m de escaleras
stair rod Nvarilla f (para sujetar la alfombra de la escalera)

stair

[ˈstɛər]
n (= step) → marche f
stairs nplescalier m, escaliers mpl
on the stairs → dans l'escalier, dans les escaliers

stair

n
(= step)Stufe f
usu pl (= stairway)Treppe f; at the top of the stairsoben an der Treppe; below stairs (Brit, dated) → beim (Haus)personal ? flight1

stair

:
stair carpet
nTreppenläufer m
staircase
nTreppe f
stair climber
n (in fitness centre) → Stepper m
stair lift
nTreppenlift m
stair rod
nTeppichstab m
stairway
nTreppe f
stairwell
nTreppenhaus nt

stair

[stɛəʳ] n (single step) → scalino, gradino; (whole flight, usu pl) → scala
he fell down the stairs → è caduto (giù) per le scale
on the stairs → per le or sulle scale

stair

(steə) noun
(any one of) a number of steps, usually inside a building, going from one floor to another. He fell down the stairs.
ˈstaircase, ˈstairway nouns
a series or flight of stairs. A dark and narrow staircase led up to the top floor.
References in classic literature ?
It was so dark inside, it seemed a body could scarce breathe; but I pushed out with foot and hand, and presently struck the wall with the one, and the lowermost round of the stair with the other.
We thought it best that he should stay in his own rooms, and we left him on the landing outside his door, holding a light over the stair-rail to light us down stairs.
He rose from the couch and left the chamber, while Alleyne could hear his feet sounding upon the winding stair.
The style of these buildings evinces that the architect possessed neither the art of using lime or cement of any kind, nor the skill to throw an arch, construct a roof, or erect a stair ; and yet, with all this ignorance, showed great ingenuity in selecting the situation of Burghs, and regulating the access to them, as well as neatness and regularity in the erection, since the buildings themselves show a style of advance in the arts scarcely consistent with the ignorance of so many of the principal branches of architectural knowledge.
I hurried home with the mouthful, but neighbours had dropped in, and this was for her ears only, so I drew her to the stair, and said imperiously,
Miss Jenny repeated as she panted from stair to stair, 'where have I heard that name?
The stairs were cut in the rock inside the mountain, and they were broad and not very steep, because they circled around like a cork-screw, and at the arched opening where the flight began the circle was quite big.
Through the narrow opening, a creaking of the broad wooden stairs of the old house became audible.
ejaculated her aunt, turning sharply about as she reached the head of the stairs.
In five minutes or so it was ready--and Miss Karnegie was dispatched by her mother (who had other business on hand at the time) to take it up stairs.
for the stairs that led below the stage were forbidden to one and all that night!
She thought that this revived within her certain old fears of hers that the house was haunted; and that she flew up the kitchen stairs without knowing how she got up, to be nearer company.