Definition of downstairs in English:


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Pronunciation: /daʊnˈstɛːz
1Down a flight of stairs: I tripped over the cat and fell downstairs
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  • There was the sound of feet pounding on the stairs as they came downstairs.
  • She believes Sophie lit a match in the upstairs bedroom where Sarah was sleeping, then ran downstairs when the match fell on the bed.
  • This hurt more than when I fell downstairs and I thought that was bad!
1.1On or to a lower floor: we were waiting for you downstairs she called him downstairs
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  • We will probably take down the wall downstairs after that and lay new floor and wallpaper downstairs before they come as well.
  • It took me all of last night just to do my bedroom, and because I had to air the room after vacuuming, I had to sleep downstairs on the hard floor.
  • I got to have a nosy around her bathroom and to admire her sanded floors downstairs.


Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnstɛːz
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Situated downstairs: the downstairs loo
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  • Tina's family had assisted her to construct a downstairs bathroom for him while Christopher was in hospital.
  • The kitchen is fitted with units of Canadian maple and includes a four-ring Meile gas hob while the downstairs bathroom has a spa bath.
  • Originally she intended to extend the back of the house in Stokes Croft to create a downstairs bedroom and bathroom for Kieran.


Pronunciation: /ˈdaʊnstɛːz
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The ground floor or lower floors of a building: the downstairs was hardly damaged at all
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  • The fire spread across two ground floor rooms and caused 50 per cent fire damage to the downstairs.
  • For years he lived with his brothers and sisters in one big room in the downstairs of the house, where they had only a small stove.
  • I suspected that one reason the house had been on the market for so long was because nobody could imagine what to do with the downstairs.

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