staircase


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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.

staircase

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

stair•case

(ˈstɛərˌkeɪs)

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

staircase

- A stairway does not necessarily have a handrail or balustrade—but a staircase does.
See also related terms for stairway.
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
Translations
schodiště
trappeopgangtrappe
portaikko
stubište
lépcsõház
stigi
階段
계단
stopnišče
trappa
บันไดทอดหนึ่ง
merdivenmerdiven boşluğu
cầu thang

staircase

[ˈstɛəkeɪs] Nescalera f
see also spiral

staircase

[ˈstɛərkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛərweɪ] nescalier m, escaliers mpl

staircase

[ˈstɛəˌkeɪs] stairway [ˈstɛəˌweɪ] nscala

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.

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
Another group of characters had now partly descended the staircase. The first was a venerable and white-bearded patriarch, who cautiously felt his way downward with a staff.
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.
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.
D'Artagnan, as we have said, perceived a hole in that place and in this hole the steps of a winding staircase.
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."
He had run up against the ghost on the little staircase, by the footlights, which leads to "the cellars." He had seen him for a second-- for the ghost had fled--and to any one who cared to listen to him he said:
Raoul was not four minutes in performing what he had been directed to do; he returned to the little door, where, in the gloom, he found his mysterious conductress waiting for him, on the first steps of a winding staircase.