first floor


Definition of first floor

2 chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

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Recent Examples on the Web Most of the trees are displayed in the great room on the first floor, and each one has its own theme. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Full of cheer, this St. Matthews home features 14 Christmas trees, thousands of decorations," 26 Nov. 2020 Baumann and her family made a bathroom accessible on the first floor, so that her son didn’t need to navigate stairs. Alison Bowen,, "Making a home accessible after a severe injury can be overwhelming — but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s one mom’s advice.," 25 Nov. 2020 The primary suite and an additional bedroom are on the first floor. Dallas News, "Bill Brown markets new custom home in Heath," 21 Nov. 2020 Displayed as a colorful mural on the first floor, the open-source images from the ongoing portrait project have been adapted into billboards, projections and even postage stamps. Washington Post, "You have until Nov. 22 to visit these six Smithsonian museums. Here’s what to expect.," 19 Nov. 2020 His wife and his eight-year-old son were put in a room on the first floor. Suki Kim, The New Yorker, "The Underground Movement Trying to Topple the North Korean Regime," 16 Nov. 2020 The primary suite sits on the first floor and has arched details throughout, with a seating area set to one side. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Look inside this six-bedroom, three-kitchen Tuscan estate in Colleyville priced at $7.9M," 12 Nov. 2020 On the first floor, inspectors were coming by to pick up their election kits and personal protective equipment for their polling locations. Alexandra Kukulka,, "Lake election board makes final decisions, inspectors pick up PPE kits ahead of election day," 31 Oct. 2020 Many of the materials used in the store are upcycled or recycled, including signage featuring a map of the U.S. made out of old newspapers and the bamboo that lines the ceiling on the first floor. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Daily Paper, the Amsterdam Fashion Label, Opens Its First NYC Store," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of first floor

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“First floor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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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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