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 for stair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Stair \Stair\ (st[^a]r), n. [OE. steir, steyer, AS. st[=ae]ger,
     from st[imac]gan to ascend, rise. [root]164. See Sty to
     1. One step of a series for ascending or descending to a
        different level; -- commonly applied to those within a
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A series of steps, as for passing from one story of a
        house to another; -- commonly used in the plural; but
        originally used in the singular only. "I a winding stair
        found." --Chaucer's Dream.
        [1913 Webster]
     Below stairs, in the basement or lower part of a house,
        where the servants are.
     Flight of stairs, the stairs which make the whole ascent of
        a story.
     Pair of stairs, a set or flight of stairs. -- pair, in this
        phrase, having its old meaning of a set. See Pair, n.,
     Run of stairs (Arch.), a single set of stairs, or section
        of a stairway, from one platform to the next.
     Stair rod, a rod, usually of metal, for holding a stair
        carpet to its place.
     Up stairs. See Upstairs in the Vocabulary.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: support consisting of a place to rest the foot while
           ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the
           bottom step" [syn: step, stair]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "stair":
     amount, caliber, compass, cut, degree, doorstep, extent, footrest,
     footstep, grade, height, interval, leap, level, mark, measure,
     notch, nuance, pas, peg, period, pitch, plane, plateau, point,
     proportion, range, ratio, reach, remove, rest, riser, round,
     rundle, rung, scale, scope, shade, shadow, space, spoke, standard,
     stave, step, step stool, stepping-stone, stint, string, tread

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