staircase

noun
ADJECTIVE
steep
broad, wide
narrow
elegant, grand, great
rickety
curving, spiral, sweeping, twisting, winding
moving
central, main
outside
back
marble, metal, stone, wooden
VERB + STAIRCASE
ascend, climb, mount
go up, run up, etc.
descend
go down, run down, etc.
take, use
STAIRCASE + VERB
lead to sth

The spiral staircase led to an upper gallery.

PREPOSITION
on the staircase

They passed each other on the staircase.

staircase to

the staircase to the main floor

PHRASES
the bottom of the staircase, the foot of the staircase, the top of the staircase

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
(with casing, etc.), ,


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  • staircase — (n.) 1620s, originally the enclosure of the stairs, from STAIR (Cf. stair) + CASE (Cf. case) (n.2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • staircase — ► NOUN ▪ a set of stairs and its surrounding structure …   English terms dictionary

  • staircase — [ster′kās΄] n. a stairway, esp. one constructed of wood, etc. for access between the floors of a building, and usually having a handrail or balustrade …   English World dictionary

  • staircase — /stair kays /, n. a flight of stairs with its framework, banisters, etc., or a series of such flights. [1615 25; STAIR + CASE2] * * * ▪ architecture  series, or flight, of steps between two floors. Traditionally, staircase is a term for stairs… …   Universalium

  • staircase — [[t]ste͟ə(r)keɪs[/t]] staircases N COUNT A staircase is a set of stairs inside a building. They walked down the staircase together …   English dictionary

  • staircase */ — UK [ˈsteə(r)ˌkeɪs] / US [ˈsterˌkeɪs] noun [countable] Word forms staircase : singular staircase plural staircases a set of stairs in a building, including the banister that you hold onto when you go up or down …   English dictionary

  • staircase — n. a circular, spiral; winding staircase …   Combinatory dictionary

  • staircase — noun a set of stairs and its surrounding structure. ↘Brit. a part of a large building containing a staircase …   English new terms dictionary

  • staircase — n. 1 a flight of stairs and the supporting structure. 2 a part of a building containing a staircase …   Useful english dictionary

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