downstairs downstairs  /ˈdaʊn ˈstɛrz/


  1. (adj) on or of lower floors of a building
  2. (adv) on a floor below



  1. Loving is a classic upstairs-downstairs story, with the emphasis on downstairs.
  2. The six other workers in the restaurant were forced downstairs, where they were tied up, their mouths sealed with duct tape, and plastic bags placed over their heads.
  3. At lunchtime, grab a basket from Dean Deluca on the second floor or Whole Foods downstairs, and head into the park for an impromptu picnic.


  1. Live music in Park City for June 22 through June 26

    Candy's River House at the Spur, 9:30 p.m.Chris Bender at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 6 p.m.DJ Scooter at Downstairs, 8 p.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Park Record

  2. Construction under way at Woolworth building

    Demolition of the 25,000-square-foot Woolworth building in downtown Riverhead began this week. Michael Butler, Woolworth Revitalization LLC’s managing partner, said Thursday a construction crew is in the midst of demolishing the building’s interior. “It’s moving along,” Mr. Butler said. “Right now we’re essentially opening up the whole downstairs and getting rid of everything that was [...]
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Suffolk Times

  3. Vail Daily column: Bee in bonnet, bug in bathrobe

    It was a typical Sunday afternoon, except I was naked and my wife was screaming. To be clear one had nothing to do with the other. I had just come out of the shower when I heard her howling downstairs.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Vail Daily


  1. "Happy Father's Day to everybody downstairs," said US astronaut Clay Anderson.
    on Jun 17, 2007 By: Clayton Anderson Source: Forbes

  2. "It wasn't nothing major, just like the ground was moving," defensive lineman Marcus Spears said. "I was in my room upstairs, so we had to get downstairs. That was my first time. You don't get those in Louisiana."
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Marcus Spears Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "If I was like Charlie, getting surgery or something like that, I wouldn't be downstairs because you're going to get injured," Shannon said. "There's so many things coming at you, cords on the ground, it's a way of getting hurt even worse."
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Randy Shannon Source: Seattle Times

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