upstairs
Pronunciation
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌʌpˈstɛɹz/, /ˈʌpˌstɛɹz/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌʌpˈstɛəz/, /ˈʌpˌstɛəz/
Adjective

upstairs (comparative further upstairs, superlative furthest upstairs)

  1. Located on a higher floor or level of a building.
    They can sleep in the upstairs bedroom.
  2. (baseball, informal) Pertaining to a pitched ball that is high, and usually outside the strike zone.
    That fastball was upstairs for a ball.
Adverb

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.
    • 1891, Thomas Hardy, chapter IV, in Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented [...] In Three Volumes, volume I, London: James R[ipley] Osgood, McIlvaine and Co., […], OCLC 13623666 ↗, phase the first (The Maiden), pages 40–41 ↗:
      In a large bedroom upstairs, the window of which was thickly curtained with a great woollen shawl lately discarded by the landlady, Mrs. Rolliver, were gathered on this evening nearly a dozen persons, all seeking vinous bliss; {{...}
    • 2016, [https://web.archive.org/web/20170930001420/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-5-where-are-you/3168971.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      Marsha, let’s go upstairs!
  2. (informal) In the brain or mind.
    After Joe did a hula dance on the kitchen table, his friends wondered if he didn’t have a lot going on upstairs.
  3. (informal) In heaven, especially with regard to where a deity might be found.
Antonyms Translations Noun

upstairs (plural upstairs)

  1. An upper storey.



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