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down•stairs



Pronunciation: (
adv., n.doun'stârz';
adj.doun'stârz"),
[key]
adv.
1. down the stairs.
2. to or on a lower floor.

adj.
Also,down'stair".pertaining to or situated on a lower floor, esp. the ground floor.

n.
1. (used with a sing. v.) the lower floor or floors of a building: The downstairs is being painted.
2. the stairway designated for use by people descending: Don't try to go up the downstairs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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