1. stairway

noun. ['ˈstɛrˌweɪ'] a way of access (upward and downward) consisting of a set of steps.


  • staircase
  • moving staircase
  • flight of steps
  • step
  • escalator
  • ramp
  • ghat
  • emergency exit
  • fire escape
  • stairs
  • landing
  • stair
  • moving stairway
  • flight
  • flight of stairs
  • steps
  • edifice
  • stairhead
  • backstairs
  • building
  • way


  • ride
  • lie
  • sit
  • embarkation

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Words that Rhyme with Stairway

  • fairway

How do you pronounce stairway?

Pronounce stairway as ˈstɛrˌweɪ.

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Example sentences of the word stairway

1. Noun, singular or mass
Usually these are used to support or form the ceiling of a stairway.

Quotes containing the word stairway

1. It is the kindness to take in a stranger when the levees break; the selflessness of workers who would rather cut their hours than see a friend lose their job which sees us through our darkest hours. It is the firefighter's courage to storm a stairway filled with smoke, but also a parent's willingness to nurture a child, that finally decides our fate.
- Barack Obama