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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
She stood a minute looking at the party vanishing above, and as Demi's short plaid legs toiled up the last stair, a sudden sense of lonliness came over her so strongly that she looked about her with dim eyes, as if to find something to lean upon, for even Teddy had deserted her.
He slipped stealthily down the narrow stair, his hair rising and his pulses halting at the slightest creak.
Reed was rather a stout woman; but, on hearing this strange and audacious declaration, she ran nimbly up the stair, swept me like a whirlwind into the nursery, and crushing me down on the edge of my crib, dared me in an emphatic voice to rise from that place, or utter one syllable during the remainder of the day.
And even then it would not leave him, but followed him upstairs with a bump on every stair, scrambled into bed with him, and bumped down, dead and heavy, on his breast when he fell asleep.
It is enough that by degrees the children and their emotions got out of the parlour, and by one stair at a time, up to the top of the house; where they went to bed, and so subsided.
If you live here tomorrow, I'll have your story and your character proclaimed on the common stair.
The sound was curiously flawed by the wind; and I was listening, and thinking how the wind assailed and tore it, when I heard a footstep on the stair.
Each Stair mysteriously was meant, nor stood There alwaies, but drawn up to Heav'n somtimes Viewless, and underneath a bright Sea flow'd Of Jasper, or of liquid Pearle, whereon Who after came from Earth, sayling arriv'd, Wafted by Angels, or flew o're the Lake Rapt in a Chariot drawn by fiery Steeds.
In the meanwhile, Gurth had descended the stair, and, having reached the dark antechamber or hall, was puzzling about to discover the entrance, when a figure in white, shown by a small silver lamp which she held in her hand, beckoned him into a side apartment.
I could not tell you, even approximately, how long this ride lasted; I only know that we seemed to turn and turn and often went down a spiral stair into the very heart of the earth.
Utterson's nerves, at this unlooked-for termination, gave a jerk that nearly threw him from his balance; but he recollected his courage and followed the butler into the laboratory building through the surgical theatre, with its lumber of crates and bottles, to the foot of the stair.
At last, upon a pledge that each should apply to his family with a common frankness, this convention of unhappy young asses broke up, went down the common stair, and in the grey of the spring morning, with the streets lying dead empty all about them, the lamps burning on into the daylight in diminished lustre, and the birds beginning to sound premonitory notes from the groves of the town gardens, went each his own way with bowed head and echoing footfall.