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(Architecture) a means of access consisting of stairs; staircase or flight of steps
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a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase.
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  • half-pace - A broad step or small landing between two half flights in a staircase.
  • companionway - A stairway or ladder from a deck to the cabin below.
  • staircase - A stairway does not necessarily have a handrail or balustrade—but a staircase does.
  • newel - The main post at the bottom of a banister or stairway.
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Noun1.stairway - 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
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(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.
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But when he got up in the morning, luck was against him again: a brother thief had robbed him while he slept, and gone ashore at some intermediate landing.
"Weather deteriorating over Pacific, decision taken for intermediate landing in Nagoya and wait for better conditions," Bertrand Piccard, the initiator of the mission, tweeted.
We decided to make an intermediate landing in Nagoya.
Aircraft [ETH] 330-200 will fly from Sofia to New York and Chicago without intermediate landing.
WITH the start of the winter timetable on October 30, Lufthansa German Airlines will upgrade its Doha to Frankfurt service to a non-stop operation, eliminating the intermediate landing in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and reducing the total travel time between Qatar's capital and Lufthansa's global gateway.
The gallery's most striking architectural elements--the wooden staircase with its intermediate landing, the curve above the entryway, and the three windows--here were left bare and carefully framed by the wallpaper, so that the space itself was exhibited as well.
Indeed, there are places where people are punished for owning a satellite dish, where news is censored and where the only way to stay informed is via "proxy sites"--web sites that act as a sort of an intermediate landing place, so as to evade being blocked by the government.
A small, intermediate landing, with original wooden floor and leaded windows, gives access to steps to the main landing, again with wooden floor, skirting, and an archway to an inner landing with wood laminate floor.
Hence the need for an intermediate landing at the top of the box to which escalators descend from the level of the upper lines.

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