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one of a flight or series of steps for going from one level to another, as in a building.
stairs, such steps collectively, especially as forming a flight or a series of flights:
I was so excited I ran all the way up the stairs.
a series or flight of steps; stairway:
a winding stair.
plural noun
a flight of steps leading from one storey or level to another, esp indoors
(Brit) below stairs, in the servants’ quarters; in domestic service
one of a flight of stairs
a series of steps: a narrow stair
staggers, the


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