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1. one of a flight of stairs
2. a series of steps
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A series of steps or flights of steps for going between two or more successive levels with connecting landings at each level, either on the exterior or in the interior.
An interior staircase constructed with a closed string on both sides, often enclosed by walls or partitions with door openings at various floor levels.
A stair having a cylindrical shape.
A staircase whose profile of treads and risers is covered at the side by a string or sloping member which supports the balustrade.
Two flights of stairs that are parallel to each other with a half-landing in between.
Winding stair in which the plan of its inside edges is in the shape of an ellipse.
A winder stair in which the outside of the winders is supported by walls forming three sides of a rectangle, and the inner side is unsupported and without a newel post.
A stair supported by individual hanging steps projecting horizontally from a wall on one side, with corbels or brackets.
A stair whose treads are wrapped around a helix: commonly called a spiral stair.
A stair or stairway, whose treads are visible on one or both sides and open to a room in which it is located.
A staircase whose profile of treads and risers is visible from the side; the treads support the balusters.
A stair built around a well, leaving an open space.
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A series of steps between levels or from floor to floor in a building.
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box stair, bracketed stair, circular stair, cockle stair, cylindrical stair, dogleg stair, double-entry stair, double-L stair, double-return stair, double stair, fire stair, geometrical stair, good-morning stair, halfpace stair, hanging stair, helical stair, hollow-newel stair, interior stair, newel stair, open-newel stair, open stair, quarterpace stair, quarter-turn stair, reverse-flight stair, solid-newel stair, spiral stair, straight-flight stair, straight-run stair, well stair.A series of steps (or flights of steps), connected by landings, that permit passage between two or more levels or floors. For specific types, see
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When interpreting this dream, try to remember your feelings upon awakening. Going up and down the stairs could mean several different things. It could represent changes in consciousness, movement from one inner plane to another, or a change in understanding. In a more material sense, it could represent a rise or fall in economic or social status and the general efforts that are required to accomplish life’s small and large goals. Climbing may represent an achievement of your ambitions and a movement in a positive direction. Descending may symbolize your doubts or a period following hard work and achievement of a significant goal. Generally, dreaming of ascending a stairway connotes movement in a positive direction while descending is indicative of a down period or negative flow of ideas or actions.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.