from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Down the stairs: raced my friend downstairs.
- adv. To or on a lower floor: waited downstairs while her parents were getting dressed.
- n. The lower or main floor.
- adj. Located on a lower or main floor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. A floor lower than the one a speaker currently occupies.
- adv. living, stepping, or coming down the stairs
- n. The genitalia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Down the stairs; to a lower floor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Down the stairs; below; to or on a lower floor: as, he went or is down-stairs.
- Pertaining or relating to, or situated on, the lower floor of a house: as, he is in one of the down-stairs rooms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. on or of lower floors of a building
- adv. on a floor below
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The downstairs is a pile, the office is a pit, the Christmas tree needs to come down, the bathroom is all but invisible under the mildew, and the kitchen is an indistinguishable heap of winter coats and surface clutter ... but my bedroom is clean!
We were in downstairs in the cellar where I was on a piano, Paul was on the harmonium or vice versa, and we were both playing at the same time.
The dining space downstairs is a bit dark and grungy.
Luchford APM The entire living area downstairs is open plan, with folding doors, into a spacious kitchen, where there is an aga stove and drinks bar.
The joke over, and again playing the ass, I call downstairs for her to come see.
Last night I picked them up and carried them from the bathroom, which is carpeted, to what we call the downstairs lavatory, which is not.
Among the things I can't presently do because my commute usually runs from my bedroom to my desk downstairs is to read lots of books while waiting for the subway to ever start moving again.
Then downstairs is the dining area which is enclosed, but then the cooking/kitchen area is outside under a tin roof with a tarp over it.
Party upstairs eavesdropping on the parties downstairs is not surprised.
The house was VERY homey; regardless of what room you were in downstairs, you felt as though you had access to everyone else, even if they were in a different space.