downstairs vs upstairs

downstairs

Definitions

adjective

  1. on or of lower floors of a building

adverb

  1. on a floor below

Examples

Carlotta put the salve on Pierce's wounds, before joining her brother downstairs in the parlor.

I've got a face like a punctured beachball, like an arse that's fallen downstairs, like a rucksack full of dented bells.

In the last cliffhanger, downstairs lover Tony Head was caught sharing his Gold Blend nightcap with a mystery lady.

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upstairs

Definitions

noun

  1. the part of a building above the ground floor

adjective

  1. on or of upper floors of a building

adverb

  1. on a floor above
  2. with respect to the mind

Examples

The mobs of drunken men are whooping it up upstairs.

Basically, when I finally do repaper, it will involve painting and re-doing the entire upstairs of the house, and I will lose a whole summer of writing time.

That's when his father took over what was then a restaurant and converted it into a grocery store; as of the making of the film, Toupin fils had lived in that same building (in an apartment upstairs) for all of his 52 years.

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