a step in a staircase.
stairsteps, stairs; a staircase.
a person or thing whose position, status, behavior, or the like suggests the shape or rise of the steps in a staircase:
Their six children are stairsteps ranging from ages two to twelve.
verb (used without object), stairstepped, stairstepping.
to occur or move in a regular pattern suggesting the steps of a staircase:
housing units stairstepping down the hill to the edge of the lake.
suggesting or resembling the steps of a staircase, as in movement or shape:
stairstep progress in improved appliance sales.
noun 1. a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase. noun 1. a means of access consisting of stairs; staircase or flight of steps
noun 1. the vertical shaft or opening containing a stairway. noun 1. a vertical shaft or opening that contains a staircase
noun 1. a stick or post pointed at one end for driving into the ground as a boundary mark, part of a fence, support for a plant, etc. 2. a post to which a person is bound for execution, usually by burning. 3. the stake, the punishment of death by burning: Joan of Arc was […]
- Stake a claim
Also, stake out a claim. Indicate something as one’s own, as in I’m staking a claim to the drumstick, or She staked out a claim for herself in the insurance business. This term, dating from the mid-1800s, originally meant “register a claim to land by marking it with stakes.” It was being used figuratively by […]