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up·stairs

 (ŭp′stârz′)
adv.
1. Up the stairs: raced upstairs.
2. To or on a higher floor: went upstairs to go to bed.
3. To or at a higher level: promoted upstairs to management.
adj. (ŭp′stârz′)
Of or located on an upper floor: an upstairs bedroom.
n. (ŭp′stârz′)(used with a sing. verb)
The part of a building above the ground floor.

upstairs

(ˈʌpˈstɛəz)
adv
1. up the stairs; to or on an upper floor or level
2. informal to or into a higher rank or office
3. informal in the mind: a little weak upstairs.
4. kick upstairs informal to promote to a higher rank or position, esp one that carries less power
n (functioning as singular or plural)
5.
a. an upper floor or level
b. (as modifier): an upstairs room.
6. informal old-fashioned Brit the masters and mistresses of a household collectively, esp of a large house. Compare downstairs3

up•stairs

(ˈʌpˈstɛərz)

adv., adj., n., pl. -stairs. adv.
1. up the stairs; to or on an upper floor.
2. to or at a higher level of authority.
3. Mil. Slang. to or at a higher level in the air.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or situated on an upper floor: an upstairs apartment.
n.
5. (usu. with a sing. v.) an upper story or stories; the part of a building or house that is above the ground floor.
Idioms:
kick upstairs, to promote to a higher but less influential position.
[1590–1600]

upstairs

If you go upstairs in a building, you go up a staircase towards a higher floor.

He went upstairs and pulled down the blind.

If you say that someone or something is upstairs, you mean that they are on a higher floor than the one you are on.

...the student who lived upstairs.
He had a revolver upstairs in a drawer beside his bed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upstairs - the part of a building above the ground floor; "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"
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"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Adj.1.upstairs - on or of upper floors of a buildingupstairs - on or of upper floors of a building; "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room"
downstair, downstairs - on or of lower floors of a building; "the downstairs (or downstair) phone"
Adv.1.upstairs - on a floor aboveupstairs - on a floor above; "they lived upstairs"
down the stairs, downstairs, on a lower floor, below - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
2.upstairs - with respect to the mindupstairs - with respect to the mind; "she's a bit weak upstairs"
Translations
الطّابِق الأعْلىفي الطَّابِقِ الَأعْلَىفي الطّابِق الأعْلى
nahoruposchodínahoře
ovenpåførstesalførstesals-
yläkerrassa
gore
emelet: az emeletemeleten: az emeleten
efri hæîupp
上の階に
위층으로
na poschodí
po stopnicah navzgor
på övervåningen
ข้างบน
üst kat aüst kattaüst/yukarı katyukarıdayukarıya
ở trên lầu

upstairs

[ˈʌpˈstɛəz]
A. ADVarriba
"where's your coat?" - "it's upstairs"-¿dónde está tu abrigo? -está arriba
the people upstairslos de arriba
to go upstairssubir (al piso superior)
he went upstairs to bedsubió para irse a la cama
to walk slowly upstairssubir lentamente la escalera
B. ADJde arriba
we looked out of an upstairs windownos asomamos a una ventana del piso superior or de arriba
C. Npiso m superior or de arriba

upstairs

[ˌʌpˈstɛərz]
adven haut
Where's your coat? - It's upstairs → est ton manteau? - Il est en haut.
to go upstairs → monter
to run upstairs → monter en courant
adj [room, window] → du haut, du dessus; [apartment] → du dessus
nétage m
there's no upstairs → il n'y a pas d'étage

upstairs

advoben; (with movement) → nach oben; the people/apartment upstairsdie Leute/die Wohnung über uns; to kick somebody upstairs (fig)jdn wegloben; may I go upstairs? (euph)kann ich mal aufs Örtchen?; he hasn’t got much upstairs (inf)er ist ein bisschen schwach im Oberstübchen (inf)
adj windowim oberen Stock(werk); room alsoobere(r, s)

upstairs

[adv, n ˌʌpˈstɛəz; adj ˈʌpstɛəz]
1. advdi sopra
to go upstairs → andare di sopra
the people upstairs → quelli di sopra
2. n the upstairsil piano di sopra
3. adj (room) → al piano di sopra

up

(ap) adverb, adjective
1. to, or at, a higher or better position. Is the elevator going up?; The office is up on the top floor; She looked up at him; The price of coffee is up again.
2. erect. Sit/Stand up; He got up from his chair.
3. out of bed. What time do you get up?; I'll be up all night finishing this work.
4. to the place or person mentioned or understood. A taxi drove up and she got in; He came up (to me) and shook hands.
5. into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people etc. He brought up the subject during the conversation.
6. to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc. Please turn the radio up a little!; Speak up! I can't hear you
7. used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally. You'll end up in hospital if you don't drive more carefully; Help me wash up the dishes!; I've used up the whole supply of paper; He tore up the letter.
preposition
1. to or at a higher level on. He climbed up the tree.
2. (at a place) along. They walked up the street; Their house is up the road.
3. towards the source of (a river). When do the salmon start swimming up the river?
verbpast tense, past participle upped
to increase (a price etc). They upped the price that they wanted for their house.
ˈupward adjective
going up or directed up. They took the upward path; an upward glance.
ˈupward(s) adverb
(facing) towards a higher place or level. He was lying on the floor face upwards; The path led upwards.
ˌup-and-ˈcoming adjective
(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well. an up-and-coming young doctor.
ˌupˈhill adverb
up a slope. We travelled uphill for several hours.
adjective
1. sloping upwards; ascending. an uphill road.
2. difficult. This will be an uphill struggle.
ˌupˈstairs adverb
on or to an upper floor. His room is upstairs; She went upstairs to her bedroom.
nounplural upˈstairs
the upper floor(s). The ground floor needs painting, but the upstairs is nice; (also adjective) an upstairs sitting room.
upˈstream adverb
towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about
to be out of bed. I've been up and about for hours; Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to
1. to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc). What is he up to now?
2. to be capable of. He isn't quite up to the job.
3. to reach the standard of. This work isn't up to your best.
4. to be the duty or privilege of. It's up to you to decide; The final choice is up to him.
up to
as far, or as much, as. He counted up to 100; Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date.

upstairs

في الطَّابِقِ الَأعْلَى nahoru ovenpå nach oben στο επάνω πάτωμα arriba yläkerrassa en haut gore al piano superiore 上の階に 위층으로 op de bovenverdieping ovenpå na górze lá em acima, lá em cima вверх по лестнице på övervåningen ข้างบน üst katta ở trên lầu 在楼上
References in classic literature ?
That's loving our neighbor better than ourselves, and I like it," said Meg, as they set out their presents while their mother was upstairs collecting clothes for the poor Hummels.
So fierce was his man- ner that Louise was frightened and ran upstairs to her own room.
In the afternoons, when grandmother sat upstairs darning, or making husking-gloves, I read `The Swiss Family Robinson' aloud to her, and I felt that the Swiss family had no advantages over us in the way of an adventurous life.
She had not seen him during the afternoon; she had heard some one say he was at the house, upstairs with his mother.
And dear John gathered me up in his arms, and just carried me upstairs and laid me on the bed, and sat by me and read to me till it tired my head.
The worthy Obed tells us, that in the early times of the whale fishery, ere ships were regularly launched in pursuit of the game, the people of that island erected lofty spars along the sea-coast, to which the look-outs ascended by means of nailed cleats, something as fowls go upstairs in a hen-house.
Mother has got a letter from Fairstowe; she seemed so glad, and ran upstairs to father with it.
said the boy; then suddenly the door upstairs opened, and he called: "Hey, ma
We went upstairs and passed into a large whitewashed apartment which was perhaps fifty feet long by thirty feet wide and twenty or twenty-five high.
We paddled out and got aboard -- clumb in at an upstairs window.
Two Negro men entered, each carrying a trunk, and proceeded upstairs toward the guest room.
Put the trunk in the entry, Jeremiah, and we'll get it carried upstairs this afternoon," she said.