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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One or more flights of steps, usually with a handrail to pass from one level to another.

Usage examples (38)
  • It took him twenty minutes to come down the stairway in that tall building.
  • The 14 who survived were scattered inside the stairway from the lobby to just below the sixth floor.
  • Jonas hustled back into the stairway from a floor where he had been searching for a chair to carry Harris.
  • Since the stairway is so old, one can understand that it doesn't look quite the same now as when it was new. for more
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