Definition of staircase in English:


Line breaks: stair|case
Pronunciation: /ˈstɛːkeɪs


  • 1A set of stairs and its surrounding walls or structure: he descended the broad staircase a mirrored staircase
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    • Dual wooden staircases curved up towards the second floor that was less crowded.
    • Despite having a gate it is important for parents to keep a close eye on children around staircases.
    • She looks everywhere and finally spots him sitting on the step of a staircase.
  • 1.1British A set of stairs and the rooms leading off it in a large building, especially a school or college.
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    • On each of Peckwater's nine staircases there are eight suites of rooms consisting of a spacious sitting room, with two small bedrooms.
    • n rooms in the main College staircases, forced convection central heating is provided.
    • Mini fridges are available to hire from the Maintenance Department for all students who are resident in Staircases 1-58.

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