first floor


Definition of first floor 

2 chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

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On election night, Heritage turned its first floor over to a viewing party with an open bar, chicken wings and red, white and blue cupcakes. Jonathan Mahler, New York Times, "How One Conservative Think Tank Is Stocking Trump’s Government," 20 June 2018 There will be two four-story buildings, and one will have 7,800 square-feet of retail space and restaurants on its first floor. Jan Hefler,, "Burlington City hopes to spark a rebirth with luxury riverfront apartments," 13 June 2018 Kitty-corner to his shop is a building that stood during the riots, its first floor empty. Matthew Glowicki, The Courier-Journal, "In Louisville's Parkland neighborhood, the scars of 1968 riots are still visible," 26 May 2018 Many homeowners converted their first floors into businesses and lived upstairs. Jacques Kelly,, "Jacques Kelly: One short block in Baltimore has run the gamut, from aspirin to alcohol," 5 May 2018 Fusion, open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, has 10 classrooms open on its first floor. Nicholas Poblete, miamiherald, "One-on-one private school opens near Dadeland for students in grades 6 to 12 | Miami Herald," 27 Mar. 2018 The new building, to be built at a setback of 216 feet from Fairmount Boulevard, will be home to 12 new arrivals and to staff offices on its first floor. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "University Heights' proposed budget to dip into city's savings; Brennan looks at one-time costs to improve services," 20 Mar. 2018 Joy District, the multistory restaurant/bar/nightclub in River North, is giving its first floor a makeover. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "River North restaurant/nightclub Joy District is turning its first floor into a sports bar," 29 Jan. 2018 The entertaining spaces are to one side, facing the bay, with an open kitchen, dining room and two decks on the first floor, and a living room with a wet bar and another deck on the second floor. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "A Shipshape House in the Hamptons," 19 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of first floor

: the floor of a building that is at ground level

: the floor of a building that is immediately above the ground floor

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