[ US /ˈdaʊnˈstɛɹz/ ]
on or of lower floors of a building
the downstairs (or downstair) phone
on a floor below
the tenants live downstairs
How To Use downstairs In A Sentence
- 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. Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: What Not To Wear
- In the last cliffhanger, downstairs lover Tony Head was caught sharing his Gold Blend nightcap with a mystery lady.
- Doctors put her on a respirator and wheeled her downstairs to the intensive care unit.
- I pulled on my jeans and ran downstairs.
- The whole downstairs of the house smelled something awful for two weeks.
- As the light streams through the windows of the minivan and reflects off Joni's earrings, Joel remembers the way the late-afternoon sun used to glint on the river as he made his way back from class to his off-campus apartment…the way his heart used to pound whenever he caught a glimpse of his downstairs neighbor, a balalaika player named Clarisse. The Search
- The principal rooms, both downstairs and upstairs, have decorative mantelpieces and cornices that are imaginatively conceived and neatly executed.
- Upstairs were the bedrooms; mother-and-fathers room the largest; a smaller room for one or two sons, another for one or two daughters; each of these rooms containing a double bed, a washstand, a bureau, a wardrobe, a little table, a rocking-chair, and often a chair or two that had been slightly damaged downstairs, but not enough to justify either the expense of repair or decisive abandonment in the attic. Chapter 1
- The two other downstairs rooms, the breakfast room and the kitchen, were Florence's domain.