stairway

[ stair-wey ]
/ ˈstɛərˌweɪ /

noun

a passageway from one level, as of a building, to another by a series of stairs; staircase.

Nearby words

  1. stairhead,
  2. stairlift,
  3. stairmaster,
  4. stairs,
  5. stairstep,
  6. stairwell,
  7. stake,
  8. stake a claim,
  9. stake boat,
  10. stake body

Origin of stairway

First recorded in 1790–1800; stair + way1

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British Dictionary definitions for stairway

stairway

/ (ˈstɛəˌweɪ) /

noun

a means of access consisting of stairs; staircase or flight of steps
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Word Origin and History for stairway

stairway

n.

1767, from stair + way.

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