staircase


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stair·case

 (stâr′kās′)
n.
A flight or series of flights of steps and a supporting structure connecting separate levels. Also called stairway.

staircase

(ˈstɛəˌkeɪs)
n
(Architecture) a flight of stairs, its supporting framework, and, usually, a handrail or banisters

stair•case

(ˈstɛərˌkeɪs)

n.
a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights.
[1615–25]

staircase

- A stairway does not necessarily have a handrail or balustrade—but a staircase does.
See also related terms for stairway.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.staircase - a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
backstairs - a second staircase at the rear of a building
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
companionway - a stairway or ladder that leads from one deck to another on a ship
moving staircase, moving stairway, escalator - a stairway whose steps move continuously on a circulating belt
emergency exit, fire escape - a stairway (often on the outside of a building) that permits exit in the case of fire or other emergency
flight of stairs, flight of steps, flight - a stairway (set of steps) between one floor or landing and the next
ghat - stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
landing - an intermediate platform in a staircase
stairhead - platform at the top of a staircase
stairs, steps - a flight of stairs or a flight of steps
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
way - any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another; "he said he was looking for the way out"
ramp - a movable staircase that passengers use to board or leave an aircraft
Translations
schodiště
trappeopgangtrappe
portaikko
stubište
lépcsõház
stigi
階段
계단
stopnišče
trappa
บันไดทอดหนึ่ง
merdivenmerdiven boşluğu
cầu thang

staircase

[ˈstɛəkeɪs] Nescalera f
see also spiral

staircase

[ˈstɛərkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛərweɪ] nescalier m, escaliers mpl

staircase

[ˈstɛəˌkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛəˌweɪ] nscala

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.

staircase

دَرَج schodiště trappeopgang Treppe κλιμακοστάσιο escalera portaikko escalier stubište scala 階段 계단 trap trapp klatka schodowa escadaria лестница trappa บันไดทอดหนึ่ง merdiven cầu thang 楼梯
References in classic literature ?
There were chandeliers hung from the ceiling, I remember, many servants in livery, gaming-tables where the men played with piles of gold, and a staircase down which the guests made their entrance.
Hastening down the creaking and carpetless staircase, she found her way into the garden, gathered some of the most perfect of the roses, and brought them to her chamber.
Attiring himself with as much care as if it had been for public worship, and precisely in the same manner, he stole softly down the staircase, undid the door, and issued forth.
The place where he stood was dimly lighted; but he could see a vast hall, with pillars fading into the darkness above, and a great staircase opening at the far end of it.
Two women-servants came out with pails and brooms and brushes, and gave the sidewalk a thorough scrubbing; meanwhile two others scrubbed the four marble steps which led up to the door; beyond these we could see some men-servants taking up the carpet of the grand staircase.
Pray take care, Miss Woodhouse, ours is rather a dark staircase rather darker and narrower than one could wish.
I flatter myself," replied Elinor, "that even under the disadvantage of better rooms and a broader staircase, you will hereafter find your own house as faultless as you now do this.
I heard the rain still beating continuously on the staircase window, and the wind howling in the grove behind the hall; I grew by degrees cold as a stone, and then my courage sank.
And then Mary Lennox was led up a broad staircase and down a long corridor and up a short flight of steps and through another corridor and another, until a door opened in a wall and she found herself in a room with a fire in it and a supper on a table.
No sounds but the steady ticking of the clock, and the lumpish snoring of a large dog stretched on a mat outside the dining-room door, disturbed the mysterious morning stillness of hall and staircase.
The doorway of the staircase gives on the little courtyard close to the left here," pointing with his hand, "near to the window of my establishment.
Now, in groping my way down the black staircase I fell over something, and that something was a man crouching in a corner.