Meaning of downstairs

down•stairs

Pronunciation: (adv., n.doun'stârz'adj.doun'stârz&sec), [key]
— adv.
  1. down the stairs.
  2. to or on a lower floor.
—adj.
  1. pertaining to or situated on a lower floor, esp. the ground floor.
—n.
  1. the lower floor or floors of a building: The downstairs is being painted.
  2. the stairway designated for use by people descending: Don't try to go up the downstairs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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