stair noun

1 stairs steps inside a building

ADJ. steep | wide | narrow | rickety | main | back

QUANT. flight We went up three flights of stairs.

VERB + STAIR ascend, climb, go/run, etc. up, mount | descend, go/run, etc. down | take, use Take the back stairs.

STAIR + VERB lead to sth | creak

STAIR + NOUN rod The carpet was held in place by brass stair rods. | gate

PREP. under the ~ a cupboard under the stairs | ~ (down/up) to the stairs to the third floor

PHRASES the bottom/foot/head/top of the stairs, take the stairs two, etc. at a time He rushed up to the bedroom, taking the stairs two at a time.

2 one step

ADJ. top | bottom

STAIR + VERB creak The third stair creaked as I stepped on it.

PREP. on/the a ~ He sat waiting on the bottom stair.