Pronunciation: /ʌpˈstɛːz /
- On or to an upper floor of a building: I tiptoed upstairsMore example sentences
- There is tongue and groove flooring in all rooms upstairs.
- Having outgrown those premises, the business is about to take over 2,500 sq ft upstairs in the same building.
- The most intriguing part of the film is the hierarchy of a household where the upper classes live upstairs and the servants downstairs.
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- (also upstair) [attributive] Situated on an upper floor: an upstairs bedroomMore example sentences
- It had an upstair floor with tables and you could see part of the dance floor and the bar from there.
- He and a colleague had broken into the house and found a body on the floor of an upstairs bedroom.
- An electrical fault was believed to have triggered the fire, which raged through an upstairs bedroom, causing the floor to collapse into the front room.
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- An upper floor: she was cleaning the upstairsMore example sentences
- Polished wooden floors cover the upstairs of the house.
- The two-storeyed common area has an office room, a hall, dining rooms and a large kitchen and a work area on the ground floor and guest rooms and a hall on the upstairs.
- The ground floor includes a bar and lounge, and the upstairs could be converted into a restaurant or function room, subject to planning permission.
Him (or the man) upstairs
- A humorous name for God: I bowed my head and thanked Him upstairs for my familyMore example sentences
- I'd be interested to hear what the man upstairs would really have to say about the latest release from this rock ‘n roll gang of hooligans.
- While I respect Mr Wyatt's faith, which has no doubt given him both strength and succour through this ordeal, I can't help wondering quite what the man upstairs might have been up to in wishing to prolong Charlotte's pain and suffering.
- I suddenly thanked the man upstairs for creating them, among other things.
More definitions of upstairsDefinition of upstairs in:
- The US English dictionary