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up·stairs

 (ŭp′stârz′)
adv.
1. Up the stairs: raced upstairs.
2. To or on a higher floor: went upstairs to go to bed.
3. To or at a higher level: promoted upstairs to management.
adj. (ŭp′stârz′)
Of or located on an upper floor: an upstairs bedroom.
n. (ŭp′stârz′)(used with a sing. verb)
The part of a building above the ground floor.

upstairs

(ˈʌpˈstɛəz)
adv
1. up the stairs; to or on an upper floor or level
2. informal to or into a higher rank or office
3. informal in the mind: a little weak upstairs.
4. kick upstairs informal to promote to a higher rank or position, esp one that carries less power
n (functioning as singular or plural)
5.
a. an upper floor or level
b. (as modifier): an upstairs room.
6. informal old-fashioned Brit the masters and mistresses of a household collectively, esp of a large house. Compare downstairs3

up•stairs

(ˈʌpˈstɛərz)

adv., adj., n., pl. -stairs. adv.
1. up the stairs; to or on an upper floor.
2. to or at a higher level of authority.
3. Mil. Slang. to or at a higher level in the air.
adj.
4. of, pertaining to, or situated on an upper floor: an upstairs apartment.
n.
5. (usu. with a sing. v.) an upper story or stories; the part of a building or house that is above the ground floor.
Idioms:
kick upstairs, to promote to a higher but less influential position.
[1590–1600]

upstairs

If you go upstairs in a building, you go up a staircase towards a higher floor.

He went upstairs and pulled down the blind.

If you say that someone or something is upstairs, you mean that they are on a higher floor than the one you are on.

...the student who lived upstairs.
He had a revolver upstairs in a drawer beside his bed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.upstairs - the part of a building above the ground floor; "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"
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"
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Adj.1.upstairs - on or of upper floors of a buildingupstairs - on or of upper floors of a building; "the upstairs maid"; "an upstairs room"
downstair, downstairs - on or of lower floors of a building; "the downstairs (or downstair) phone"
Adv.1.upstairs - on a floor aboveupstairs - on a floor above; "they lived upstairs"
down the stairs, downstairs, on a lower floor, below - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
2.upstairs - with respect to the mindupstairs - with respect to the mind; "she's a bit weak upstairs"
Translations
الطّابِق الأعْلىفي الطَّابِقِ الَأعْلَىفي الطّابِق الأعْلى
nahoruposchodínahoře
ovenpåførstesalførstesals-
yläkerrassa
gore
emelet: az emeletemeleten: az emeleten
efri hæîupp
上の階に
위층으로
na poschodí
po stopnicah navzgor
på övervåningen
ข้างบน
üst kat aüst kattaüst/yukarı katyukarıdayukarıya
ở trên lầu

upstairs

[ˈʌpˈstɛəz]
A. ADVarriba
"where's your coat?" - "it's upstairs"-¿dónde está tu abrigo? -está arriba
the people upstairslos de arriba
to go upstairssubir (al piso superior)
he went upstairs to bedsubió para irse a la cama
to walk slowly upstairssubir lentamente la escalera
B. ADJde arriba
we looked out of an upstairs windownos asomamos a una ventana del piso superior or de arriba
C. Npiso m superior or de arriba

upstairs

[ˌʌpˈstɛərz]
adven haut
Where's your coat? - It's upstairs → est ton manteau? - Il est en haut.
to go upstairs → monter
to run upstairs → monter en courant
adj [room, window] → du haut, du dessus; [apartment] → du dessus
nétage m
there's no upstairs → il n'y a pas d'étage

upstairs

advoben; (with movement) → nach oben; the people/apartment upstairsdie Leute/die Wohnung über uns; to kick somebody upstairs (fig)jdn wegloben; may I go upstairs? (euph)kann ich mal aufs Örtchen?; he hasn’t got much upstairs (inf)er ist ein bisschen schwach im Oberstübchen (inf)
adj windowim oberen Stock(werk); room alsoobere(r, s)

upstairs

[adv, n ˌʌpˈstɛəz; adj ˈʌpstɛəz]
1. advdi sopra
to go upstairs → andare di sopra
the people upstairs → quelli di sopra
2. n the upstairsil piano di sopra
3. adj (room) → al piano di sopra

up

(ap) adverb, adjective
1. to, or at, a higher or better position. Is the elevator going up?; The office is up on the top floor; She looked up at him; The price of coffee is up again.
2. erect. Sit/Stand up; He got up from his chair.
3. out of bed. What time do you get up?; I'll be up all night finishing this work.
4. to the place or person mentioned or understood. A taxi drove up and she got in; He came up (to me) and shook hands.
5. into the presence, or consideration, of a person, group of people etc. He brought up the subject during the conversation.
6. to an increased degree eg of loudness, speed etc. Please turn the radio up a little!; Speak up! I can't hear you
7. used to indicate completeness; throughly or finally. You'll end up in hospital if you don't drive more carefully; Help me wash up the dishes!; I've used up the whole supply of paper; He tore up the letter.
preposition
1. to or at a higher level on. He climbed up the tree.
2. (at a place) along. They walked up the street; Their house is up the road.
3. towards the source of (a river). When do the salmon start swimming up the river?
verbpast tense, past participle upped
to increase (a price etc). They upped the price that they wanted for their house.
ˈupward adjective
going up or directed up. They took the upward path; an upward glance.
ˈupward(s) adverb
(facing) towards a higher place or level. He was lying on the floor face upwards; The path led upwards.
ˌup-and-ˈcoming adjective
(of eg a person starting a career) progressing well. an up-and-coming young doctor.
ˌupˈhill adverb
up a slope. We travelled uphill for several hours.
adjective
1. sloping upwards; ascending. an uphill road.
2. difficult. This will be an uphill struggle.
ˌupˈstairs adverb
on or to an upper floor. His room is upstairs; She went upstairs to her bedroom.
nounplural upˈstairs
the upper floor(s). The ground floor needs painting, but the upstairs is nice; (also adjective) an upstairs sitting room.
upˈstream adverb
towards the upper part or source of a stream, river etc. Salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs.
be up and about
to be out of bed. I've been up and about for hours; Is she up and about again after her accident?
be up to
1. to be busy or occupied with (an activity etc). What is he up to now?
2. to be capable of. He isn't quite up to the job.
3. to reach the standard of. This work isn't up to your best.
4. to be the duty or privilege of. It's up to you to decide; The final choice is up to him.
up to
as far, or as much, as. He counted up to 100; Up to now, the work has been easy.
up to date
1. completed etc up to the present time. Is the catalogue up to date?
2. modern and in touch with the latest ideas. This method is up to date.

upstairs

في الطَّابِقِ الَأعْلَى nahoru ovenpå nach oben στο επάνω πάτωμα arriba yläkerrassa en haut gore al piano superiore 上の階に 위층으로 op de bovenverdieping ovenpå na górze lá em acima, lá em cima вверх по лестнице på övervåningen ข้างบน üst katta ở trên lầu 在楼上
References in classic literature ?
Those upstairs waited for the drink, but Clever Elsie still did not come.
said Maggie, when they were outside the door, a slight suspicion crossing her mind as she remembered Tom's preliminary visit upstairs.
Then the door closed gently and he heard her go upstairs.
After the usual exclamations she assured me that everything was ready for me upstairs, had been for days, and offered to get me something to eat at once.
He rang the bell, and directed the man who answered it to send one of the chambermaids upstairs.
We shall carry her upstairs, and then I shall send my girls in to her.
The carriage drove away, he ran rapidly upstairs again.
Of SHOES, sir,' said Giles, turning upon him, and laying great emphasis on the word; 'seized the loaded pistol that always goes upstairs with the plate-basket; and walked on tiptoes to his room.
There's no comfort for me no more," she went on, the tears coming when she began to speak, "now thy poor feyther's gone, as I'n washed for and mended, an' got's victual for him for thirty 'ear, an' him allays so pleased wi' iverything I done for him, an' used to be so handy an' do the jobs for me when I war ill an' cumbered wi' th' babby, an' made me the posset an' brought it upstairs as proud as could be, an' carried the lad as war as heavy as two children for five mile an' ne'er grumbled, all the way to Warson Wake, 'cause I wanted to go an' see my sister, as war dead an' gone the very next Christmas as e'er come.
One day she went quickly upstairs and found herself out of breath.
The parlor's in there and there's two rooms upstairs.
Really, mother," he had assured Nina Alexandrovna upstairs, "really you had better let him drink.