from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective on or of the lower floors of a building, especially the ground floor. Opposite of upstairs.

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  • adjective dated downstairs

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  • adjective on or of lower floors of a building


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down +‎ stair


  • Hearing the victim's story, Xu ran downstair to find the doctor.

    Global Voices in English » China: He saw no conscience, no sympathy.

  • The downstair is more of a casual, bistro type restaurant.

    Morel's French Steakhouse & Bistro

  • The downstair is more of a casual, bistro type restaurant.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • There was a few electrical outlets that were not working, so I went downstair to the breaker box, resetted the faulty breaker, and boom, a huge electrical arc came shooting out at me, into my hand and up my arm.

    Time Poor - :: gia’s blog ::

  • It is the squeacky cold tape downstair the washer had finially gone and water was jettosoning out of it at a scary rate.

    Snell-Pym » The Curse Looms Bigger than Ever

  • LAMB: ` Gunther dressed and made his way downstair, where he convinced the landlord, with a few winks and expressions of, quote, "You know how it is to let him take a basket of rolls and fruitcake up to his wife."

    The Inextinguishable Symphony

  • The owners of the shop downstair had noticed the drawn curtains and had phoned her.

    The Fifth Rapunzel

  • Right across the front of the pub itself there was a long board between the downstair and upstair windows which bore in very large letters executed by an unpractised hand the information that the building was the Great Skua tavern and general stores.

    The Murder of Busy Lizzie

  • ‘Well …’ Margaret flung the cushion on the floor, plumped herself down on it and rested her arms across her brother’s long legs ‘… you know that downstair cloakroom of theirs where we parked our things?

    The Murder of Busy Lizzie

  • Sometimes she had wondered how Con fared, but nothing was ever said on the subject and she and Brace had been, in their visiting, limited to the downstair rooms.

    The Man Thou Gavest


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