Definition of staircase in English:

staircase

noun

  • A set of stairs and its surrounding walls or structure.

    • ‘The four impressive staircases at the four outer corners of the structure lead to the first floor.’
    • ‘She looks everywhere and finally spots him sitting on the step of a staircase.’
    • ‘One of the main features is the red ebony solid timber in the staircase and ground flooring.’
    • ‘She smiled then descended one of the staircases that lined either side of the bridge and led to the exits.’
    • ‘She followed Mrs Noble up a wide staircase and then a narrower set of stairs.’
    • ‘Years of working as a master carpenter had sculpted his body as cleverly as he had sculpted the banisters on the staircases in their home.’
    • ‘At the bottom of the staircase, he stepped into a corridor lined with five doors on either side.’
    • ‘It was typically Scottish, with its dormer windows, wooden staircase and whitewashed walls.’
    • ‘A pair of marble staircases sweeping up to the second floor greeted us as we entered the building.’
    • ‘Later didactic murals on town-hall staircases and library walls tended to be executed on canvas and then stuck up, rather than laboriously painted in situ.’
    • ‘The ladder had been replaced with a staircase made from the same wood from the floor.’
    • ‘Dual wooden staircases curved up towards the second floor that was less crowded.’
    • ‘Despite having a gate it is important for parents to keep a close eye on children around staircases.’
    • ‘The two retraced their steps back up the staircase and up into the fresh sea air of the ship.’
    • ‘Walking up the old staircase he managed to step over the creaking floorboard at the top without spilling any paper.’
    • ‘Mr Maher also expressed his concern about the state of a staircase and stairwell.’
    • ‘Her feet hardly touched the stairs as she gingerly crept up the staircase coming to a pause on the landing.’
    • ‘Another identical newel post stood atop the staircase on both sides defining the length.’
    • ‘Two twin marble staircases curved upwards, leading to the second floor.’
    • ‘Some larger structured items such as staircases can be difficult to install in a new situation, as floor to floor heights vary.’
    stair, tread, tread board
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Pronunciation:

staircase

/ˈsterkās/