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Steps vs Stair - What's the difference?

steps | stair |

As nouns the difference between steps and stair

is that steps is while stair is a single step in a staircase.

As a verb steps

is (step).




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  • Anagrams

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    (en noun)
  • A single step in a staircase.
  • A series of steps, a staircase.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1899, author=(Hughes Mearns)
  • , title= , passage=Yesterday, upon the stair  / I met a man who wasn’t there / He wasn’t there again today / I wish, I wish he’d go away …}}

    Usage notes

    * Stairs'' and ''stair are used to refer to a single staircase, mostly interchangeably in the UK.

    Derived terms

    * above-stairs * upstairs * downstairs * stair-stepping * staircase * stairs * stairway * stairwell

    See also

    * ladder * landing


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