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down·stairs

 (doun′stârz′)
adv.
1. Down the stairs: raced my friend downstairs.
2. To or on a lower floor: waited downstairs while her parents were getting dressed.
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The lower or main floor.
adj. downstairs (doun′stârz′) also down·stair (-stâr′)
Located on a lower or main floor.

downstair

(ˈdaʊnˌstɛə)
adj
situated on a lower floor
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downstair - on or of lower floors of a building; "the downstairs (or downstair) phone"
References in classic literature ?
Tulliver first came downstairs. The bright sun on the chestnut boughs and the roofs opposite his window had made him impatiently declare that he would be caged up no longer; he thought everywhere would be more cheery under this sunshine than his bedroom; for he knew nothing of the bareness below, which made the flood of sunshine importunate, as if it had an unfeeling pleasure in showing the empty places, and the marks where well-known objects once had been.
Run downstairs, Jip, and fetch me all the sails you see."
She pulled down the bed-clothes, took him in her arms, and carried him downstairs. He was only half awake.
"I am afraid you'll be cold upstairs," observed Dolly, addressing Anna; "I want to move you downstairs, and we shall be nearer."
We were obliged to take notice of that with our sense of sight, even while, with our sense of hearing, we followed the poor child who had tumbled downstairs: I think into the back kitchen, where somebody seemed to stifle him.
"Tell Miss Bygrave," he said to the servant, "that our walk this morning is put off until another opportunity, and that I won't trouble her to come downstairs."
Thus: Does suspicion point to the honest servants downstairs? No.
Now which will you have; that about Ivedy-Avedy, or about Humpy-Dumpy, who tumbled downstairs, and yet after all came to the throne and married the princess?"
Tabitha came downstairs mewing dreadfully--"Come in, Cousin Ribby, come in, and sit ye down!
Hetty had to manage everything downstairs, and half-supply Molly's place too, while that good damsel waited on her mistress, and she seemed to throw herself so entirely into her new functions, working with a grave steadiness which was new in her, that Mr.
"I've been talking to him downstairs," Aynesworth said.
Winkle carried the interesting boy, screaming and struggling, to the farther end of the apartment.) 'Now help me, lead this woman downstairs.'