upstairs Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “upstairs” in the English Dictionary

"upstairs" in British English

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upstairsadverb, adjective [before noun]

uk   /ʌpˈsteəz/  us   /-ˈsterz/
A2 towards or on the ​highestfloor or ​floors of a ​building: an upstairs ​landing/​window He ​heardglassbreaking and ​ran upstairs to ​see what had ​caused it.
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noun [S] uk   us  
Sadly, the upstairs of the ​house was ​gutted by ​fire.
(Definition of upstairs from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"upstairs" in American English

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upstairsadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌpˈsterz/
toward or on the ​higherfloor or ​floors of a ​building
(Definition of upstairs from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “upstairs”
in Arabic فَوْق…
in Korean 위층에…
in Portuguese para cima…
in Catalan a dalt…
in Japanese 階上へ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 往楼上(的), 在楼上(的)…
in Turkish üst kata, üst katta…
in Russian наверху, наверх…
in Chinese (Traditional) 往樓上(的), 在樓上(的)…
in Italian di sopra…
in Polish na górze, na piętrze, na górę…
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