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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
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