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Meaning of STAIR

Pronunciation:  stehr

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"

STAIR is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: step
 See Also: corbel step, corbiestep, corbie-step, crow step, riser, staircase, stairs, stairway, steps, support, tread



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Stair\, n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st?ger, from ?igan to
ascend, rise. [root]164. See {Sty} to ascend.]
1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a
   different level; -- commonly applied to those within a

2. A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a
   house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but
   originally used in the singular only. ``I a winding stair
   found.'' --Chaucer's Dream.

{Below stairs}, in the basement or lower part of a house,
   where the servants are.

{Flight of stairs}, the stairs which make the whole ascent of
   a story.

{Pair of stairs}, a set or flight of stairs. -- pair, in this
   phrase, having its old meaning of a set. See {Pair}, n.,

{Run of stars} (Arch.), a single set of stairs, or section of
   a stairway, from one platform to the next.

{Stair rod}, a rod, usually of metal, for holding a stair
   carpet to its place.

{Up stairs}. See {Upstairs} in the Vocabulary.