from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Down the stairs.
  • adverb To or on a lower floor.
  • noun The lower or main floor.
  • adjective Located on a lower or main floor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Down the stairs; below; to or on a lower floor: as, he went or is down-stairs.
  • Pertaining or relating to, or situated on, the lower floor of a house: as, he is in one of the down-stairs rooms.

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

  • adverb Down the stairs; to a lower floor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective A floor lower than the one a speaker currently occupies.
  • adverb living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
  • noun slang The genitalia

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective on or of lower floors of a building
  • adverb on a floor below


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