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first floor

n.
1. The ground floor of a building.
2. Chiefly British The floor immediately above the ground floor.

first floor

n
1. Brit the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor. US and Canadian term: second floor
2. US and Canadian another term for ground floor

first′ floor′


n.
1. the ground floor of a building.
2. Chiefly Brit. the floor next above the ground floor of a building.
[1655–65]

ground floor

first floor

In British English, the floor of a building which is level with the ground is called the ground floor. The floor above it is called the first floor, the floor above that is the second floor, and so on.

In American English, the floor which is level with the ground is called the first floor, the floor above it is the second floor, and so on.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.first floor - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the buildingfirst floor - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
storey, floor, story, level - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
Translations
přízemí
stueetage
ensimmäinen kerros
prizemlje
一階
1층
pritličjeprvo nadstropje
bottenvåning
ชั้นล่าง
tầng trệt

first floor

n the first floor (Brit) → il primo piano (Am) → il pianoterreno
on the first floor (Brit) → al primo piano

first floor

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She heard Tess re-ascend the stairs to the first floor, and the departure of Clare, and the closing of the front door behind him.
Being conveyed into the front parlour, she was there deposited on a sofa; and the lady from the first floor running up to the first floor, returned with a bottle of sal-volatile, which, holding Mrs.
From the first floor to the second story, (third from the ground,) is a way by a stair in the wall five feet wide.
This tree grew exactly in front of the window in which we were so much interested, its lower branches being on a level with the first floor of the chateau.
I was conveniently deaf to him--reached the first floor landing--and arrived at a door which shut off the whole staircase higher up; an iron door, as solid as if it belonged to a banker's strong-room, and guarded millions of money.
The letter then which arrived at the end of the preceding chapter was from Mr Allworthy, and the purport of it was, his intention to come immediately to town, with his nephew Blifil, and a desire to be accommodated with his usual lodgings, which were the first floor for himself, and the second for his nephew.
The trend of the tunnel I had been traversing had been slightly upward, and from this I judged that the chamber into which I now found myself looking must be either on the first floor of the palace or directly beneath the first floor.
On the first floor was Madame's bed-chamber, a large room papered in a flowered design and containing the portrait of Monsieur dressed in the costume of a dandy.
You start in the attic and work your way down to the first floor.
The brilliantly lighted apartments of the first floor told me where first to seek, and advancing to the windows I peered within.
The ground floor of one of the houses in it is occupied by a small newsvendor's shop, and the first floor and the second are let as furnished lodgings of the humblest kind.
One of my old friends lives on the first floor, with his large family.