downstairs

[adv., n. doun-stairz; adj. doun-stairz]
adverb
1.
down the stairs.
2.
to or on a lower floor.
adjective
3.
Also, downstair. pertaining to or situated on a lower floor, especially the ground floor.
noun
4.
(used with a singular verb) the lower floor or floors of a building: The downstairs is being painted.
5.
the stairway designated for use by people descending: Don't try to go up the downstairs.

Origin:
1590–1600; down1 + stair + -s3

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downstairs (ˈdaʊnˈstɛəz)
 
adv
1.  down the stairs; to or on a lower floor
 
n
2.  a.  a lower or ground floor
 b.  (as modifier): a downstairs room
3.  informal, old-fashioned (Brit) Compare upstairs the servants of a household collectively

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Word Origin & History

downstairs
1590s, from down (adv.) + stairs (see stair).
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Example sentences
Because our bedroom is on the second floor of our condo, it's usually warmer
  than the thermostat downstairs.
My extraordinarily talented second brother lives downstairs.
Slowly she rose from amongst her scattered locks, and slowly she made her way
  downstairs.
When she recovered they carried her downstairs, and put her into the cab that
  stood waiting at the door.
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