- down the stairs
- on or to a lower floor
- Down the stairs: raced my friend downstairs.
- To or on a lower floor: waited downstairs while her parents were getting dressed.
nounused with a sing. verb
The lower or main floor.
adjectivedownstairs also down·stair
Located on a lower or main floor.
(comparative further downstairs, superlative furthest downstairs)
- A floor lower than the one a speaker currently occupies.
(comparative more downstairs, superlative most downstairs)
- living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
- (slang) The genitalia
- The wind lifted up her skirt and I caught a glimpse of her downstairs.
- He got up without saying a word and went downstairs to his own room.
- Meet me downstairs at the restrooms.
- The doctor came downstairs and went out to her.
- Gladys waddled downstairs, strung in more beads than the draped back room doorway of a Turkish dope den.
- The downstairs lights were on, giving the house a welcoming glow.