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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 front door. 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 noise woke 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 creaked loudly 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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