downstairs Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “downstairs” in the English Dictionary

"downstairs" in British English

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uk   /ˌdaʊnˈsteəz/  us   /-ˈsterz/
A2 to or on a ​lowerfloor of a ​building, ​especially the ​groundfloor: I went downstairs to ​answer the ​phone.
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adjective uk   us  
B1 a downstairs ​bathroom
the downstairs
noun [S] uk   us  
We ​finishedpaintingupstairsyesterday, but the downstairs still ​needs some ​work.
(Definition of downstairs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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downstairsadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdɑʊnˈsteərz/
on or to a ​lowerfloor of a ​building, esp. the ​groundfloor, or down the ​stairs: a downstairs ​bathroom I ​hear someone downstairs.
(Definition of downstairs from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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