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ground floor

n.
1. The floor of a building at or nearest ground level.
2. Informal The beginning of a venture, especially regarded as a position of advantage: investors vying to get in on the ground floor of a development project.
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ground floor

n
1. (Architecture) the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground
2. get in on the ground floor start from the ground floor informal
a. to enter a business, organization, etc, at the lowest level
b. to be in a project, undertaking, etc, from its inception
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ground′ floor′


n.
1. the floor of a building at or nearest to ground level.
2. Informal. an advantageous position or opportunity in a new enterprise.
[1595–1605]
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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.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ground floor - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the buildingground 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?"
2.ground floor - becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage); "he got in on the ground floor"
beginning - the event consisting of the start of something; "the beginning of the war"
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Translations
přízemípřízemní
stueetage
ensimmäinen kerros
prizemlje
fyrsta hæî, jarîhæî
一階
1층
prízemie
pritličje
bottenvåning
ชั้นล่าง
tầng trệt

ground floor

npianterreno, pianoterra m
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ground2

(graund) noun
1. the solid surface of the Earth. lying on the ground; high ground.
2. a piece of land used for some purpose. a football ground.
verb
1. to base. His argument is grounded on a series of wrong assumptions.
2. to (cause a ship to) hit the seabed or shore and remain stuck.
3. to prevent (an aeroplane, pilot) from flying. All planes have been grounded because of the fog.
ˈgrounding noun
the teaching of the basic facts of a subject. a good grounding in mathematics.
ˈgroundless adjective
without reason. Your fears are groundless.
grounds noun plural
1. the garden or land round a large house etc. the castle grounds.
2. good reasons. Have you any grounds for calling him a liar?
3. the powder which remains in a cup (eg of coffee) which one has drunk. coffee grounds.
ground floor
the rooms of a building which are at street level. My office is on the ground floor; (also adjective) a ground-floor flat.
groundnutpeanutˈgroundwork noun
work done in preparation for beginning a project etc.
break new ground
to deal with a subject for the first time.
cover ground
to deal with a certain amount of work etc. We've covered a lot of ground at this morning's meeting.
get (something) off the ground
to get (a project etc) started.
hold one's ground
to refuse to move back or retreat when attacked. Although many were killed, the soldiers held their ground.
lose ground
to (be forced to) move back or retreat. The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.
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ground floor

الدَوْر الأَرْضِي přízemí stueetage Erdgeschoss ισόγειο planta baja ensimmäinen kerros rez-de-chaussée prizemlje pianoterra 一階 1층 benedenverdieping første etasje parter andar térreo, rés-do-chão первый этаж bottenvåning ชั้นล่าง zemin kat tầng trệt 第一层
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