Stair

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Stair is often associated with physical movement, implying exertion or effort. SlideShe was out of breath after taking the stairs instead of the elevator.
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Stair can be used with directions to specify ascending or descending between floors. SlideHe hurried down the stairs when he heard the news.
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Stair is often used in the plural form 'stairs' to refer to the entire staircase. SlideThe old house had creaky stairs that echoed at night.