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second floor

the floor or story above the ground floor.
(in Britain and elsewhere outside the U.S.) the second story completely above ground level.
Compare first floor.
Also called second story.
Origin of second floor
1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Esther returned crestfallen to her second-floor home, and sought the comforting arms of Mrs. Moriarty, her chaperon and guardian.

    Little Aliens Myra Kelly
  • Then he softly opened the door and crept down the stairs to the second-floor.

    A Great Man Arnold Bennett
  • They crossed the second-floor landing and went up the stairs to the third.

    Smugglers' Reef John Blaine
  • From the second-floor hall there is a stairway leading to the attic.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • She learned how a few days later when Miss Maxwell, the superintendent of nurses, stopped her in the second-floor corridor.

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
British Dictionary definitions for second-floor

second floor

(Brit) the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the ground US and Canadian term third floor
(US & Canadian) the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor British equivalent first floor
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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