[ US /əpˈstɛɹz/ ]
  1. the part of a building above the ground floor
    no one was allowed to see the upstairs
  1. on or of upper floors of a building
    an upstairs room
    the upstairs maid
  1. on a floor above
    they lived upstairs
  2. with respect to the mind
    she's a bit weak upstairs
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How To Use upstairs In A Sentence

  • 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. the knob theory of the universe
  • 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.
  • This may be because when he started mixing up a bucket in the new kitchen, billows of dust began puffing under the doors onto my new upstairs carpets.
  • One night I was pouring my own drinks behind the upstairs bar.
  • The principal rooms, both downstairs and upstairs, have decorative mantelpieces and cornices that are imaginatively conceived and neatly executed.
  • Finally at half-past three I went upstairs to dress as a grammar-school arriviste. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
  • Upstairs were the bedrooms; “mother-and-father’s 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
  • She crept upstairs, quiet as a mouse.
  • We would often retreat to one of the rooms upstairs. Times, Sunday Times
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