from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See staircase.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a set of steps allowing one to walk up or down comfortably.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A flight of stairs or steps; a staircase.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A staircase.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Close to the main stairway is a mural, "The Tree of Friars", depicting branches spreading out from St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order.
While I was watching local live coverage between 12 and 1 pm, the scene showed the interior of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort hotel with a scattering of people seeming to be fleeing from something down a broad stairway from a mezzanine level to ground level.
Once you are in stairway view, turn back to the view right before you get out from the mouse hole (this will be the small room with pink wall and blue floor and no stair) 22.
The 14 who survived were scattered inside the stairway from the lobby to just below the sixth floor.
Jonas hustled back into the stairway from a floor where he had been searching for a chair to carry Harris.
Since the stairway is so old, one can understand that it doesn't look quite the same now as when it was new.
At eleven he did not know that Paula had come up the secret stairway from the library and was standing behind the shelves of books listening.
As beds rise in height, a market is developing for what sleep lovers may call a stairway to heaven.
What was left of the stairway was the twisted, mangled, debris-filled mess.
What was left of the stairway was the twisted, mangled debris-filled mess, but it was our little life ball.