first floor


Definition of first floor

2 chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

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Hayman’s clothing store occupied the first floor of the building, while the upper floor contained three units occupied by various stores and offices over the years. Dennis Sullivan, Daily Southtown, "Hayman-Hawkins building, link to lost downtown Chicago Heights, coming down," 11 June 2018 The basement and the central corridor of the first floor are now completely empty. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Renovating Shorewood's firehouse would cost $500K more than constructing a new building," 3 July 2018 Small space There were 11 people in the Capital Gazette newsroom, which occupies the southeast corner of the first floor of 888 E. Bestgate Road., "How the Capital Gazette attack happened," 1 July 2018 Hardwood flooring is installed in the common areas of the first floor with carpet in the bedrooms. Tony Bacewicz,, "West River Farms, East Windsor," 28 June 2018 But a section of the first floor collapsed, forcing fire crews to alter their tactics. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Mid-1800s home damaged by fire in West Bloomfield," 6 June 2018 Located on the grounds of the University of New Orleans, the school’s first floor was flooded when the levees broke. Washington Post, "After Katrina: High school remembers lost class of 2006," 21 May 2018 The Milwaukee Mall features merchants selling clothing and other products from rented stalls on the former Sears store's first floor. Morgan Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Mall's future is uncertain after developer buys former north side Sears," 13 Mar. 2018 As the storm approached, Mariners was forced to evacuate patients as the small community hospital’s first floor was flooded. Daniel Chang, miamiherald, "Wayne Brackin to leave Baptist Health South Florida | Miami Herald," 16 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of first floor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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English Language Learners Definition of first floor

US : the floor of a building that is at ground level
British : the floor of a building that is immediately above the ground floor

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