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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.
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staircase

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

(ˈstɛərˌkeɪs)

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

- A stairway does not necessarily have a handrail or balustrade—but a staircase does.
See also related terms for stairway.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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
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Translations
schodiště
trappeopgangtrappe
portaikko
stubište
lépcsõház
stigi
階段
계단
stopnišče
trappa
บันไดทอดหนึ่ง
merdivenmerdiven boşluğu
cầu thang

staircase

[ˈstɛəkeɪs] Nescalera f
see also spiral
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

staircase

[ˈstɛərkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛərweɪ] nescalier m, escaliers mpl
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

staircase

[ˈstɛəˌkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛəˌweɪ] nscala
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009
References in classic literature ?
The dressing-rooms emptied and the ballet-girls, crowding around Sorelli like timid sheep around their shepherdess, made for the foyer through the ill-lit passages and staircases, trotting as fast as their little pink legs could carry them.
Speaking of oak staircases reminds me that there is a magnificent carved oak staircase in one of the houses in Kingston.
It was not on the same floor, for it was a room at the side of the house, which was approached by a steep descent of a few odd steps, diverging from the main staircase nearly opposite to Mrs Clennam's door.
She erected in her mind a mighty Staircase, with a dark pit of shame and ruin at the bottom; and down those stairs, from day to day and hour to hour, she saw Louisa coming.
The great staircase, however, may be termed, without much hyperbole, a feature of grandeur and magnificence.
He cast a glance of tenderness and admiration into the interior of the precious pouch, readjusted his toilet, rubbed up his boots, dusted his poor half sleeves, all gray with ashes, whistled an air, indulged in a sportive pirouette, looked about to see whether there were not something more in the cell to take, gathered up here and there on the furnace some amulet in glass which might serve to bestow, in the guise of a trinket, on Isabeau la Thierrye, finally pushed open the door which his brother had left unfastened, as a last indulgence, and which he, in his turn, left open as a last piece of malice, and descended the circular staircase, skipping like a bird.
D'Artagnan, as we have said, perceived a hole in that place and in this hole the steps of a winding staircase.
Baisemeaux bowed his head, took the keys, and unaccompanied, except by the minister, ascended the staircase. The higher they advanced up the spiral staircase, the more clearly did certain muffled murmurs become distinct appeals and fearful imprecations.
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.
They returned to the hall, that the chief staircase might be ascended, and the beauty of its wood, and ornaments of rich carving might be pointed out: having gained the top, they turned in an opposite direction from the gallery in which her room lay, and shortly entered one on the same plan, but superior in length and breadth.
The stairs up to her room came out on the landing of the great warm main staircase.
He raised the door and I caught sight of the top of a spiral staircase; then he said, turning to the lady, "Madam, this is the way that will lead you down to the spot which I told you of."