Second story

in America, the second range of rooms from the street level. This, in England, is called the first floor, the one beneath being the ground floor.

See also: Second

References in classic literature ?
The neighbouring houses had all been wrecked, but none had been burned; their walls stood, sometimes to the second story, with smashed windows and shattered doors.
Falk" -- the second story in the volume -- offended the delicacy of one critic at least by certain peculiarities of its subject.
It is foolish and extravagant of me to want a second story when there are just the two of us.
Brown, as the very respectable brick block with dry goods stores, tailors' shops, and banking rooms on the lower floor, and lawyers' offices in the second story, which you are so anxious to substitute.
The stand was a rickety, two-story affair, the second story open at the front, and here the judges could be seen debating as heatedly as the crowd beneath them.
When Passepartout reached the second story he recognised at once the room which he was to inhabit, and he was well satisfied with it.
The whole of the second story was set apart for Maximilian; it was precisely similar to his sister's apartments, except that for the breakfast-parlor he had a billiard-room, where he received his friends.
But how could the boy have carried his invalid grandmother from a second story window to the ground?
Passing around the building he looked into all the lighted rooms on the first floor and, seeing neither of those for whom he had come, he swung lightly to the roof of the veranda and continued his investigations through windows of the second story.
From the first floor to the second story, (third from the ground,) is a way by a stair in the wall five feet wide.
The second story contained a fine banquet room, where the Scarecrow might entertain his guests, and the three stories above that were bed-chambers exquisitely furnished and decorated.
The many lattices, with their small, diamond-shaped panes, admitted the sunlight into hall and chamber, while, nevertheless, the second story, projecting far over the base, and itself retiring beneath the third, threw a shadowy and thoughtful gloom into the lower rooms.