upstairs

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From up + stair + -s

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

upstairs (comparative further upstairs, superlative furthest upstairs)

  1. located higher up a building.
    They can sleep in the upstairs bedroom.
  2. (baseball) a pitched ball that is high, and usually outside the strike zone
    That fastball was upstairs for a ball.

AdverbEdit

upstairs (comparative further upstairs, superlative furthest upstairs)

  1. Up the stairs; on a higher floor or level.
    I'll take my shoes and put them away the next time I go upstairs.
    I hate the people who live upstairs, and I especially hate their piano.
  2. (colloquial) In the brain.
    After Joe did a hula dance on the kitchen table, his friends wondered if he didn't have a lot going on upstairs.
  3. (colloquial) In heaven, or any other place where a deity might be found.

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Last modified on 18 April 2014, at 06:34