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Definition of stair noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    stair

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//stɛr//
     
     
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  1. 1 stairs [plural] a set of steps built between two floors of a building We had to carry the piano up three flights of stairs. The children ran up/down the stairs. at the bottom/top of the stairs He remembered passing her on the stairs. see also downstairs, upstairs
  2. 2 [countable] one of the steps in a set of stairs How many stairs are there up to the second floor?
  3. 3[singular] (literary) = staircase The house had a panelled hall and a fine oak stair.
stair adjective [only before noun]
 
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the stair carpeting