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Stair, n. Etym: [oe. steir, steyer, as. st, from to ascend, rise. sq. Root164. See sty to ascend.]

1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a different level; -- commonly applied to those within a building.

2. A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but originally used in the singular only.
"I a winding stair found." Chaucer's dream.
Below stairs, in the basement or lower part of a house, where the servants are.
-- flight of stairs, the stairs which make the whole ascent of a story.
-- pair of stairs, a set or flight of stairs.
-- pair, in this phrase, having its old meaning of a set. See pair,N., 1.
-- run of stars (arch.), a single set of stairs, or section of a stairway, from one platform to the next.
-- stair rod, a rod, usually of metal, for holding a stair carpet to its place.
-- up stairs. See upstairs in the vocabulary.


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