• WordNet 3.6
    • adj upstairs on or of upper floors of a building "the upstairs maid","an upstairs room"
    • adv upstairs on a floor above "they lived upstairs"
    • adv upstairs with respect to the mind "she's a bit weak upstairs"
    • n upstairs the part of a building above the ground floor "no one was allowed to see the upstairs"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Silverlocks goes upstairs to the Bears' bedroom Silverlocks goes upstairs to the Bears' bedroom

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's possible to lead a cow upstairs but not downstairs.
    • a Upstairs Being above stairs; as, an upstairs room.
    • adv Upstairs Up the stairs; in or toward an upper story.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • upstairs In or to an upper story: as, to go up-stairs.
    • upstairs Pertaining or relating to an upper story or flat; being above stairs: as, an up-stairs room.
    • n upstairs An upper story; that part of a building which is above the ground floor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Upstairs up-stārz′ in or toward the upper story
    • adj Upstairs pertaining to an upper story or flat
    • n Upstairs an upper story
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  • Sir James M. Barrie
    “His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.”


Man upstairs - When people refer to the man upstairs, they are referring to God.


In literature:

I should like to put on my cap and apron before I go upstairs.
"A Girl in Ten Thousand" by L. T. Meade
There was a light in a window upstairs so I knew that my knocking would be heard.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
Reuben had gone upstairs to lie down, for his leg was very painful.
"A Final Reckoning" by G. A. Henty
The staircase upstairs opened into a stone passage, running from the front of the inn to the back.
"The Shrieking Pit" by Arthur J. Rees
We will now go upstairs.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
After the dishes were washed and the dining-room and hall brushed up, Elizabeth came upstairs and made the two beds.
"A Little Girl in Old Salem" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Would you like to see me lasso the next person who comes upstairs?
"Pixie O'Shaughnessy" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
I heard yells resounding from their bedroom one day last year, and flew upstairs to see what was wrong.
"Big Game" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Trix collected her books with a sigh, and prepared to go upstairs in her turn.
"The Fortunes of the Farrells" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Then Edwin perceived the clumsiness of his tactics in remaining upstairs.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Such a getting upstairs I nebber did see, Such a getting upstairs.
"Poor Jack" by Frederick Marryat
Grumbling under her breath, she retreated into her kitchen; while Mrs. Otway, feeling tired and rather dispirited, went upstairs.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
This was a large wooden chest with brass handles which stood upstairs in Mrs. Davis's room, and was always kept locked.
"Nine Little Goslings" by Susan Coolidge
But I slammed the door in their faces and ran quickly upstairs.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
We are very self-sufficient persons who don't need anything except a chance to go upstairs and talk ourselves hoarse.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Perhaps she would be more at her ease upstairs.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Now run upstairs and ask Nurse to make you ready for tea.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
The nursery was also upstairs, my room, as said, was next to the governess.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
She flew upstairs to her own boy's nursery, and fell down on her knees by the side of his little crib.
"Sir Tom" by Mrs. Oliphant
Pani is upstairs with little Rosa.
"Absolution" by Clara Viebig

In poetry:

“A thousand it’s hard” he said to a pard
But shouted it once too often
For the waiter had trod on it - coming upstairs
And turned the hard roe to a soft-un.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
Bowing, for instance, with such old-world grace
To a proper flag in a proper place,
Muttering like ancients as they stump upstairs
Of Mine and His or Ours and Theirs.
"Another Time" by W H Auden
So what of Secrets mouthed beneath the Rose,
Rumorous Badinage of These and Those? -
The Lady Lodger in the Flat upstairs
Knows all you do and say - she knows - she knows!
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
Then there's an ancient shrine upstairs,
Where the Monks and Saints said their prayers,
To the Holy Virgin, be it told;
And the house, it is said, is six hundred years old.
"The Fair Maid of Perth's House" by William Topaz McGonagall
Upstairs might they venture, in dirt and in gloom,
To peep at the door of the wonderful room
Such stories are told about, none of them true!--
The keyhole itself has no mortal seen through.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham
Though their own child cry for them in tears,
Women weep but hear no sound upstairs.
They believe in love they had not lived
And passion past the reach of stairs
To the world's towers or stars.
"The Roads Also" by Wilfred Owen

In news:

British actress Jean Marsh created the original "Upstairs Downstairs" series in 1971 with pal Eileen Atkins.
While I was upstairs at Robin's Books, skimming a weathered copy of Czeslaw Milosz's Roadside Dog, Slowey and the Boats drifted to the front for their first ever concert.
Hoogland says, "the management upstairs told security that they don't want my type here.".
Tonya Clemmer (center) at a party last week in Rootstock 's upstairs room.
Sometimes life, The Big Man upstairs, the Universe, or even your family and friends have a way of slowing you down.
The North Branch American Legion Post 85 will be having a meeting Nov 13 at 7 pm upstairs at the Legion Hall.
Proof found Upstairs at 801.
And if you over-indulge in a wine you really like you can always get a room upstairs to avoid driving.
Twenty bright and intricate quilts color the upstairs walls of the KTOO building.
Upstairs Creates 'Mini' FX for Tide: CORAL GABLES, FL.
An upscale, upstairs, Downtown Mall eatery dedicated to the preparation of locally sourced foods, with a wide array of cheese and all kinds of savory meats, including pork belly.
No, Sig 's didn't win Best Novelty Store because it proudly sells vinyl — the entire upstairs balcony is devoted to that processed plastic — which is less and less a novelty every year in any case.
I never thought the man upstairs would be the one to answer the question.
Upstairs there's an indoor-outdoor cocktail lounge.
3 nice size bedrooms upstairs and 2 NC down.

In science:

By a trace argument, vanishing of the homology upstairs, i.e. for dπ ∗ d E , in degrees 6= 1 implies vanishing downstairs.
Homology for irregular connections
During this section, though, we’ll allow ourselves to work with sheaves upstairs in the blowup.
On Resolving Singularities
Only in this section we will work in the upstairs picture because only here is an integration over boundary-localized sources unambiguous.
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
In (a), there is one flux quantum in layer 1 when there is an electron directly downstairs in layer 2 and there is one flux quantum in layer 2 when there is an electron directly upstairs in layer 1.
Mutual Composite Fermion and composite Boson approaches to balanced and imbalanced bilayer quantum Hall system: an electronic analogy of the Helium 4 system
F (Λ) → R is the Gauss curvature “upstairs”.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
These are the “upstairs” structure equations of the Riemannian metric g on Λ.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
Let us consider next an arbitrary smooth function ¯m on Λ, and lift it “upstairs”, i.e. we obtain a function em = ¯m ◦ ν on F (Λ), such that s∗ ( em) = ¯m, and a function m on Σ such that m = ˆl∗ ( em) = ˆl∗ (ν ∗ ¯m) = (ν ◦ ˆl)∗ ¯m.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
On the other hand, in order to obtain a generalized Landsberg structure upstairs, we need a function ¯m on Λ that satisfies the conditions (7.6), (7.7) and the non-triviality conditions (7.8).
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
Then, in the present setting, similar computations with those in §7.2 show that conditions (L) and (C) upstairs in Proposition 6.2 hold good.
On the existence of Generalized Unicorns on Surfaces
All of these pro ject down to generalized measures on A/G , but even when one is interested in gauge-invariant quantities, it is sometimes easier to work “upstairs” on A.
Generalized Measures in Gauge Theory
Compared with their results, our approach emphasizes more on the very close relation between the structure sheaf of the variety upstairs and the coefficients of the equation (downstairs) defining the finite morphism.
The determination of integral closures and geometric applications
Working on the space M10 × S 1 , with an additional Z2 -pro jection imposed, is called to work in the “upstairs” formalism.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Starting from supergravity on M10 × I it is easy to obtain the action in the upstairs formalism.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
Working upstairs one has to impose the Z2 -pro jection by hand.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
In short, we can lift everything upstairs to eE .
Looking from the inside and from the outside