first floor


plural first floors
: the floor of a building most nearly on a level with the ground : ground floor sense 1
chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web On the first floor, regal white gowns await future brides who are not sparing an ounce of glamour on their special day. Isiah Magsino, Town & Country, 18 Apr. 2023 Four one-bedroom apartments will be located on the first floor, with two of the commercial units. Alexa Gagosz,, 18 Apr. 2023 Plans for the residential development follows the opening a year ago of Nickel Plate Station, a 237-unit apartment building along the trail at 116th Street with retail on the first floor. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 17 Apr. 2023 Archways are dotted throughout the main living room, which is overlooked by a Juliet balcony on the first floor, while the recessed shelves are full of photographs, vintage finds and books, including the books the couple read their wedding vows from. Kirsty Hatcher, Peoplemag, 14 Apr. 2023 Old National Bank is an original anchor of the building, occupying the first floor. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, 10 Apr. 2023 After ensuring the structural integrity of the first floor, crews entered to fight the fire from the inside. Allana Haynes, Baltimore Sun, 30 Mar. 2023 Police began scanning classrooms and adjacent bathrooms on the school’s first floor. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2023 All three men were found on the first floor. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of first floor was in the 15th century

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“First floor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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