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English definition of “downstairs”

downstairs

adverb uk   /ˌdaʊnˈsteəz/ us    /-ˈsterz/
A2 to or on a lower floor of a building, especially the ground floor: I went downstairs to answer the phone.
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Floors and parts of floorsDown and downwardMoving downwards
downstairs
adjective uk   us  
B1 a downstairs bathroomFloors and parts of floors
the downstairs
noun [S] uk   us  
We've finished decorating upstairs but the downstairs still needs some work.Floors and parts of floors
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