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[sek-uh nd-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee] /ˈsɛk əndˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i/
of or located on the second story or floor.
of or relating to a second-story man:
The theft was a second-story job.

second story


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. 2015.
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  • Some of the second-story brackets will cost from ninety cents to one dollar and a quarter apiece.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • The water forced us out of the second-story up into the attic.

    History of the Johnstown Flood Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The old gallipots and retorts are not anywhere to be seen in the second-story window of the brick schoolhouse.

    Dream Life Donald G. Mitchell
  • Suddenly Jouret was seen to jump from a second-story window.

  • In the second-story front room at Mrs. McKee's, the barytone slept heavily, and made divers unvocal sounds.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The staircase leads by low treads to the second-story floor.

    Historic Homes Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for second-story

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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