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Definition of "stairway" [stair•way]

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stairway" in a sentence
  • "Close to the main stairway is a mural, "The Tree of Friars", depicting branches spreading out from St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican order."
  • "While I was watching local live coverage between 12 and 1 pm, the scene showed the interior of the Royal Cliff Beach Resort hotel with a scattering of people seeming to be fleeing from something down a broad stairway from a mezzanine level to ground level."
  • "At eleven he did not know that Paula had come up the secret stairway from the library and was standing behind the shelves of books listening."