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first floor

the ground floor of a building.
the floor above the ground floor of a building.
Origin of first floor
1655-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Did he not, to save her from Rampal, risk his life by leaping down from a first-floor window the whole height of the house?

    King of Camargue Jean Aicard
  • The first-floor front and his wife had seen better days; in stocks, they were.

    Old Valentines Munson Aldrich Havens
  • Madame Ellemême was sitting in a shady balcony outside the first-floor windows.

    The English in the West Indies James Anthony Froude
  • Sure enough, they were following her through this first-floor corridor.

  • first-floor: the floor above the ground-floor,—the second story.

    Tom Brown at Rugby Thomas Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for first-floor

first floor

(Brit) the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor US and Canadian term second floor
(US & Canadian) another term for ground floor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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