stairs

stairs
noun
a flight of stairs or a flight of steps (Freq. 15)
Syn: ↑steps
Usage Domain: ↑plural, ↑plural form
Hypernyms: ↑stairway, ↑staircase
Hyponyms: ↑ladder

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'step'
A step is a raised flat surface which you put your feet on to move to a different level.

Mind the step.

She was sitting on the top step.

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A series of steps, for example on a steep slope or on the outside of a building, is called a flight of steps.

...a flight of concrete steps.

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'stairs'
A series of steps inside a building which you use to get from one floor to another is called stairs or a staircase.

I was running up and down the stairs.

There was a large hall with a big staircase winding up from it.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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