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The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don't find very often, then that is what love is all about.
Bruce Forsyth

Meaning of "downstairs" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOWNSTAIRS

downstairs  [ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOWNSTAIRS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Downstairs can act as a noun and an adverb.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES DOWNSTAIRS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of downstairs in the English dictionary

The definition of downstairs in the dictionary is down the stairs; to or on a lower floor. Other definition of downstairs is a lower or ground floor.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOWNSTAIRS


affairs
əˈfɛəz
airs
ɛəz
anywheres
ˈɛnɪˌwɛəz
backstairs
ˈbækˈstɛəz
douzepers
ˈduːzˌpɛəz
flares
flɛəz
housewares
ˈhaʊsˌwɛəz
pairs
pɛəz
Roulers
ruːˈlɛəz
stairs
stɛəz
theirs
ðɛəz
there´s
ðɛəz
unawares
ˌʌnəˈwɛəz
upstairs
ˈʌpˈstɛəz
wares
wɛəz
warez
wɛəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOWNSTAIRS

downshift
downshifter
downshifting
downside
downside risk
downsize
downsized
downsizing
downslide
downslope
downspin
downspout
downstage
downstair
downstate
downstater
downstream
downstroke
downswept
downswing

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOWNSTAIRS

below stairs
body repairs
Bureau of Indian Affairs
cross hairs
current affairs
Department of External Affairs
External Affairs
foreign affairs
kick upstairs
musical chairs
public affairs
roadside repairs
running repairs
shoe repairs
split hairs
stadia hairs
state of affairs
while-you-wait heel repairs

Synonyms and antonyms of downstairs in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «downstairs» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOWNSTAIRS

Find out the translation of downstairs to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of downstairs from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «downstairs» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

楼下的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abajo
570 millions of speakers

English

downstairs
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नीचे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سُفْليّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

расположенный в нижнем этаже
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

do andar de baixo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সিঁড়ি বেয়ে নিচে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

en bas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bawah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

階下の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아래층의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhawah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ở dưới nhà
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கீழ்ப்படிக்கட்டுகளுக்குச்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाली
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alt kat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

di sotto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na dole
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

нижній
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

parter
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

στο κάτω πάτωμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

onderste
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

på nedervåningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedenunder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of downstairs

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWNSTAIRS»

The term «downstairs» is very widely used and occupies the 17.915 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about downstairs

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10 QUOTES WITH «DOWNSTAIRS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word downstairs.
1
Henry Allingham
When I was 15, I came downstairs one morning, picked up mother's newspaper and, oh, what a shock! The Titanic had gone. The 'unsinkable' ship - but it had gone down so simple.
2
Simon Armitage
I have to make myself write, sometimes. In the space between poems, you somehow forget how to do it, where to begin. It was good to be task - based for a while. I just came downstairs each day, picked the one I was going to do that day, and wrote.
3
Drake Bell
I wake up in the morning, walk downstairs, and just bang on the piano and write about what's going on in the world around me.
4
Els Borst
I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me.
5
Donald Byrd
I skipped school one day to see Dizzy Gillespie, and that's where I met Coltrane. Coltrane and Jimmy Heath just joined the band, and I brought my trumpet, and he was sitting at the piano downstairs waiting to join Dizzy's band. He had his saxophone across his lap, and he looked at me and he said, 'You want to play?'
6
Tony Curtis
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
7
Bruce Forsyth
The secret to a happy marriage is if you can be at peace with someone within four walls, if you are content because the one you love is near to you, either upstairs or downstairs, or in the same room, and you feel that warmth that you don't find very often, then that is what love is all about.
8
Patrick Fugit
My dad has a huge vinyl collection downstairs, but I was never too interested. The only CD I had was by Adam Sandler.
9
Triple H
I'm friends with Criss Angel. Criss has offered me a million times to go downstairs and see the setup. I don't want to see it. I just want to go, 'God, how did you do that?'
10
David Hasselhoff
The difference between men and women seems to be this: I can argue with my promoter downstairs, accuse him of ripping me off, and 20 minutes later we'll be playing golf together. With a lady, the same argument can go on for, like, years.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOWNSTAIRS»

Discover the use of downstairs in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to downstairs and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs
Updated with new, full-color illustrations, this classic story will continue to win the hearts of readers of all ages. "Children will want to hear this again and again.
Tomie dePaola, 2000
2
Below Stairs: The Bestselling Memoirs of a 1920s Kitchen Maid
Brilliantly evoking the long-vanished world of masters and servants, Below Stairs is the remarkable true story of an indomitable woman, who, though her position was lowly, never stopped aiming high.
Margaret Powell, 2011
3
Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain
Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain is the social history of the last century through the eyes of those who served.
Lucy Lethbridge, 2013
4
Upstairs Downstairs
This book takes a detailed look at an incredible range of stair designs, revealing that stairs can provide more than just a transition from one level to another - they may also be the focal point in a home, a decorative feature in a public ...
Aisha Hasanovic, 2006
5
Upstairs Mouse, Downstairs Mole
“Delightful. . . . A real winner.”—School Library Journal “The friendly, cooperative tone of the text is reminiscent of the Frog and Toad series.”—Kirkus Reviews “Yee’s comfy beginning reader (dedicated to ‘Friends of Frog ...
Wong Herbert Yee, 2007
6
Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the ...
Spanning over a hundred years, Lucy Lethbridge?in this "best type of history" (Literary Review)?brings to life through letters and diaries the voices of countless men and women who have been largely ignored by the historical record.
Lucy Lethbridge, 2013
7
Upstairs Downstairs: A Tale of Two Stories
Hi, I'm so glad you're here!Grab a cuppa and a comfy chair and let me tell you about Marmalada Mouse's everyday adventure.
Gayolin Bailey, 2010
8
The Ogre Downstairs
When a disagreeable man with two boys marries a widow with three children, family adjustments are complicated by two magic chemistry sets which cause strange things to happen around the house. Simultaneous.
Diana Wynne Jones, 2002
9
The Monk Downstairs: A Novel
But it's Rebecca's spirit, as well as her relationships with Mary Martha, Phoebe, her irresponsible surfer ex-husband Rory -- and, of course, the monk downstairs -- that makes this story shine.
Tim Farrington, 2010
10
The Downstairs Cookbook: Recipes From A 1920s Household Cook
With separate chapters on pastry and preserves, this is Margaret Powell’s complete cook’s manual for a 1920s household.
Margaret Powell, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOWNSTAIRS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term downstairs is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Man murdered taxi driver Nicholas Tame by pushing him downstairs
“He fell downstairs suffering horrendous injuries and as he was unconscious in a stairwell he suffered a vicious blow to the top of his head ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
2
The Last Party: Nostalgia for a Different New York
Anthony Haden-Guest (center) at his book The Last Party re-release party at ACME Downstairs. (Photo: Aaron Adler/New York Observer). «New York Observer, Jul 15»
3
Accused attacker 'threatens' trans woman
He ran downstairs, leaving me to get bashed," she said. Yesterday, the Townie apologised for the "shocking and deeply regrettable" incident, ... «9news.com.au, Jul 15»
4
The latest travel updates as capital's transport system is mired in …
This is downstairs at work... Someone wanted to make sure not all the Boris bikes are taken later #tubestrike pic.twitter.com/E0WZAdH0rw. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
5
Alleged lookout in Tulsa motel shooting death arrested
A short time later, the two suspects leave the room again and run downstairs. Footage shows Whiteside holding a gun in his right hand, the ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
6
Revamp of Rathgar's Orwell Park continues
... with two very generous bay windows, plus study, diningroom, kitchen/breakfast room and TV room downstairs, you could walk straight in. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
7
Ranch house with stables for €975000
... space was upstairs, with the bedrooms on the ground floor, so we changed that around and moved the kitchen and family room downstairs”. «Irish Times, Jul 15»
8
Rotting apartment balconies in Amherst to come down
... them useless, which affects the upstairs apartment, and the downstairs patio beneath the rotting deck. One of the balconies has collapsed. «wivb.com, Jul 15»
9
Jail for Sheffield teens in armed raids on bus drivers
They heard a second voice downstairs shouting 'come on,' which was Aldridge. “The female victim found the incident shocking and thought she ... «The Star, Jul 15»
10
CVS, J. Crew to anchor Georgia Heights retail space
... Clayton Street side of Georgia Heights, while a Dress Up Boutique, which was founded in Dahlonega, will be just downstairs on Broad Street. «Online Athens, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Downstairs [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/downstairs>. Nov 2019 ».
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