Meaning of “upstairs” in the English Dictionary

"upstairs" in British English

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upstairsadverb, adjective [ before noun ]

uk /ʌpˈsteəz/ us /ʌpˈsterz/

A2 towards or on the highest floor or floors of a building:

an upstairs landing/window
He heard glass breaking and ran upstairs to see what had caused it.
Opposite

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upstairs
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 higher floor or floors of a building

(Definition of “upstairs” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)