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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.

downstairs

(ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz)
adv
down the stairs; to or on a lower floor
n
1.
a. a lower or ground floor
b. (as modifier): a downstairs room.
2. (Sociology) informal old-fashioned Brit the servants of a household collectively. Compare upstairs6

down•stairs

(adv., n. ˈdaʊnˈstɛərz; adj. -ˌstɛərz)

adv.
1. down the stairs.
2. to or on a lower floor.
adj.
3. Also, down′stair`. pertaining to or situated on a lower floor, esp. the ground floor.
n.
4. (used with a sing. v.) the lower floor or floors of a building.
[1590–1600]

downstairs

If you go downstairs in a building, you go down a staircase towards the ground floor.

He went downstairs and into the kitchen.
His two older sisters slept downstairs, for they had to be up first.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.downstairs - on or of lower floors of a building; "the downstairs (or downstair) phone"
upstair, upstairs - on or of upper floors of a building; "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room"
Adv.1.downstairs - on a floor belowdownstairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
on a higher floor, up the stairs, upstairs - on a floor above; "they lived upstairs"
Translations
سُفْليّفي الطابِق السُّفْلي، تَحْت
dolůpřízemnídole
nedenunderi underetagen
alakerranalakerrassa
doljedonji
földszint: a földszintenföldszintilenti: a lenti
niîur; niîri
階下の階下へ
아래층에아래층의
dolný
navzdol po stopnicahspodnji
nedför trappanpå nedervåningen
ชั้นล่างลงข้างล่าง
ở dưới nhà

downstairs

[ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz]
A. ADJ (= on the ground floor) → de la planta baja; (= on the floor underneath) → del piso de abajo
a downstairs windowuna ventana de la planta baja
B. ADVen la planta baja, abajo
to fall downstairscaer por las escaleras
to come/go downstairsbajar la escalera
C. N the downstairs [of building] → la planta baja

downstairs

[ˌdaʊnˈstɛərz]
adv
(= on the ground floor) to be downstairs → être au rez-de-chaussée
The bathroom's downstairs → La salle de bain est au rez-de-chaussée.
(= on the floor below) → à l'étage en-dessous, à l'étage du dessous
the people downstairs → les voisins du dessous
(= down the stairs) to come downstairs → descendre (l'escalier)
to go downstairs → descendre (l'escalier)
to fall downstairs → tomber dans les escaliers
to follow sb downstairs → descendre les escaliers avec qn
adj [room] → du rez-de-chaussée
the downstairs bathroom → la salle de bain du rez-de-chaussée

downstairs

[ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz]
1. adj (on the ground floor) → al pianterreno, al pianterra; (on the floor underneath) → al piano di sotto
2. advdi sotto, giù
to come or go downstairs → scendere (al piano di sotto)
she lives downstairs → abita al piano di sotto

down1

(daun) adverb
1. towards or in a low or lower position, level or state. He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
2. on or to the ground. The little boy fell down and cut his knee.
3. from earlier to later times. The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.
4. from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc. Prices have been going down steadily.
5. towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre. We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
preposition
1. in a lower position on. Their house is halfway down the hill.
2. to a lower position on, by, through or along. Water poured down the drain.
3. along. The teacher's gaze travelled slowly down the line of children.
verb
to finish (a drink) very quickly, especially in one gulp. He downed a pint of beer.
ˈdownward adjective
leading, moving etc down. a downward curve.
ˈdownward(s) adverb
towards a lower position or state. The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-ˈout noun, adjective
(a person) having no money and no means of earning a living. a hostel for down-and-outs.
ˌdown-at-ˈheel adjective
shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed.
ˈdowncast adjective
(of a person) depressed; in low spirits. a downcast expression.
ˈdownfall noun
a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin. the downfall of our hopes.
ˌdownˈgrade verb
to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance. His job was downgraded.
ˌdownˈhearted adjective
depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something. Don't be downhearted! – we may yet win.
ˌdownˈhill adverb
1. down a slope. The road goes downhill all the way from our house to yours.
2. towards a worse and worse state. We expected him to die, I suppose, because he's been going steadily downhill for months.
downˈhill racing noun
racing downhill on skis.
downˈhill skiing noun
ˌdown-in-the-ˈmouth adjective
miserable; in low spirits.
down payment
a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time.
ˈdownpour noun
a very heavy fall of rain.
ˈdownright adverb
plainly; there's no other word for it. I think he was downright rude!
adjective
He is a downright nuisance!
ˈdownstairs adjective
, ˌdownˈstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor. He walked downstairs; I left my book downstairs; a downstairs flat.
ˌdownˈstream adverb
further along a river towards the sea. We found/rowed the boat downstream.
ˌdown-to-ˈearth adjective
practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc. She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
ˈdowntown adjective
(American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping. downtown Manhattan.
ˌdownˈtown adverb
(also down town) in or towards this area. to go downtown; I was down town yesterday.
ˈdown-trodden adjective
badly treated; treated without respect. a down-trodden wife.
be/go down with
to be or become ill with. The children all went down with measles.
down on one's luck
having bad luck.
down tools
to stop working. When the man was sacked his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with
get rid of. Down with the dictator!
get down to
to begin working seriously at or on. I must get down to some letters!
suit (someone) down to the ground
to suit perfectly. That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.

downstairs

سُفْليّ dolů, přízemní nedenunder nach unten, unten προς το κάτω πάτωμα, στο κάτω πάτωμα abajo, en el piso de abajo, piso de abajo alakerran, alakerrassa en bas dolje, donji al piano inferiore, di sotto 階下の, 階下へ 아래층에, 아래층의 beneden, naar beneden ned, nedenunder na dół, na dole descer as escadas, do andar de baixo, no andar de baixo внизу, расположенный в нижнем этаже nedför trappan, på nedervåningen ชั้นล่าง, ลงข้างล่าง alt kat, alt katta ở dưới nhà 在楼下, 楼下的

downstairs

v.
to go ___bajar las escaleras;
adv. abajo.
References in classic literature ?
I liked the place where the bundles fell off and tumbled downstairs," said Meg.
Louise wrote a note to John Hardy and late that night, when all in the house were asleep, she crept downstairs and slipped it under his door.
When I went downstairs in the morning, I found grandmother and Jake packing a hamper basket in the kitchen.
I wanted one downstairs that opened on the piazza and had roses all over the window, and such pretty old-fashioned chintz hangings
It had been agreed between us downstairs that after this first occasion I should have her as a matter of course at night, her small white bed being already arranged, to that end, in my room.
He was like a little child, in his fright and grief; he called and called, and got no answer, and his cries of despair echoed through the house, making the women downstairs draw nearer to each other in fear.
It was past noon, therefore they ordered their landlord, downstairs, to send up hot beefsteaks, chickens, and such things, and these they ate, sitting comfortable at the several tables, whilst they chatted, disputed and laughed.
Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs at step at a time.
She glanced in the parlor looking-glass downstairs and was electrified at the vision.
My dear, dear anxious friend,"said she, in mental soliloquy, while walking downstairs from her own room, "always overcareful for every body's comfort but your own; I see you now in all your little fidgets, going again and again into his room, to be sure that all is right.
I was confirmed in this idea by the fact of her once or twice coming downstairs on very warm sunny afternoons, and being taken by Miss Temple into the garden; but, on these occasions, I was not allowed to go and speak to her; I only saw her from the schoolroom window, and then not distinctly; for she was much wrapped up, and sat at a distance under the verandah.
All day had been flooding with rain; we could not go to church, so Joseph must needs get up a congregation in the garret; and, while Hindley and his wife basked downstairs before a comfortable fire - doing anything but reading their Bibles, I'll answer for it - Heathcliff, myself, and the unhappy ploughboy were commanded to take our prayer-books, and mount: we were ranged in a row, on a sack of corn, groaning and shivering, and hoping that Joseph would shiver too, so that he might give us a short homily for his own sake.