stair Definition

  • 1a set of steps leading from one floor of a building to another
  • 2one of the steps in such a set

Using stair: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "stair" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She fell down the stairs and broke her leg.

  • Example

    The apartment has a narrow stair that leads up to the bedroom.

  • Example

    He ran up the stairs to catch the train.

  • Example

    The fire escape has a metal stair that leads down to the street.

stair Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for stair

Phrases with stair

  • a staircase that winds around a central pole or column, often found in tall buildings


    The tower had a spiral staircase that led to the observation deck.

  • a railing or banister that runs along the side of a staircase for support and safety


    The stair rail was loose and needed to be tightened.

  • the horizontal part of a step on which the foot is placed when ascending or descending a staircase


    The stair treads were worn and needed to be replaced.


Summary: stair in Brief

A 'stair' [steə(r)] is a set of steps that connects different floors of a building. It can also refer to an individual step in such a set. Examples include 'She fell down the stairs and broke her leg.' and 'The fire escape has a metal stair that leads down to the street.' Phrases like 'spiral staircase,' 'stair rail,' and 'stair tread' describe specific parts or types of stairs.

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