stair Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"stair" in British English

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stairnoun

uk   /steər/  us   /ster/
stairs [plural]
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A2 a set of ​steps that ​lead from one ​level of a ​building to another: Go up the stairs and her ​office is on the ​right. I had to ​climb a ​steep flight (= set) of stairs to her ​frontdoor. He ​stood at the foot (= ​bottom) of the stairs and called out, "Breakfast's ​ready!"
[C] one of the ​steps in a set of ​steps that ​lead from one ​level of a ​building to another: The ​top stair ​creaked as she went ​upstairs and the ​noisewoke up her ​mother. [S] old use or literary a set of stairs: He ​climbed the ​wooden stair and ​knocked on his grandfather's ​door.
(Definition of stair from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stair" in American English

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stairnoun [C]

 us   /steər/
a ​step in a set of stairs: The ​top stair ​creakedloudly as she ​stepped on it.
(Definition of stair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stair”
in Spanish peldaño…
in Vietnamese bậc thang…
in Malaysian tangga…
in Thai ขั้นบันได…
in French marche…
in German die Treppe…
in Chinese (Simplified) (楼梯的)梯级, 楼梯…
in Turkish basamak, merdiven basamağı…
in Russian ступенька…
in Indonesian tangga…
in Chinese (Traditional) (樓梯的)梯級, 樓梯…
in Polish stopień, schodek…
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