Definition of stairway in English:

stairway

noun

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

    • ‘In no time, the door was opened to reveal a stone stairway that led into the ruins once again.’
    • ‘The ticket hall, stairways and platform roof are not covered by blue walls, and are therefore still as grimy, untreated and rundown as they've been for decades.’
    • ‘So instead of running close to the building core, two of the stairways serving those floors were built closer to the perimeter.’
    • ‘The ground floor can be accessed via a stairway from the inner hallway, but also has side access.’
    • ‘I walked the empty causeway and climbed up the still intact stairways to be surrounded by silence and my own thoughts.’
    • ‘From the main hall, a stairway with return and wooden balustrade leads to the first floor.’
    • ‘Stone steps, stairways, benches and gate posts can all add a feeling of permanence to a garden.’
    • ‘A wooden stairway led up from the kitchen, each step piled with old paperbacks.’
    • ‘The Castle is adorned with red marble stairways, gothic facades, bastions and epic statutes overlooking the Danube.’
    • ‘He walked up the stairs and to the main hallway, from which stairways led up to different floors.’
    • ‘As he gently stepped up each step of the stairway he never took his eyes from the floor up ahead from where the voice came.’
    • ‘Intricate carvings lined the walls and two stairways - one up and one down - led off of the main floor.’
    • ‘I walked across the ground floor to the stairway which lead to the basement canteen.’
    • ‘It was much like any of the stairways that were found in buildings, pale blue stucco walls, and concrete steps with a black railing so nobody would fall.’
    • ‘Straight ahead lay a central hail running the length of the building and ending in a blank wall flanked by steep stairways that led to the second floor.’
    • ‘Although imposing, with giant stairways and halls, accommodating staff create a welcoming atmosphere.’
    • ‘The stone stairways and halls of this wonderfully atmospheric venue will be aglow with candlelight.’
    • ‘He noticed a hallway that ended with a stairway leading up on to the second floor.’
    • ‘A pull-down stair leads to the rooftop deck, and stairways to the basement lie beneath their own floor panels.’
    • ‘I dressed by the light of the lantern then picked my way downstairs through the empty stairways and corridors of Mar Saba, towards the deep swell and eddy of monastic chant.’
    stair, tread, tread board
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Pronunciation

stairway

/ˈsterˌwā//ˈstɛrˌweɪ/