first floor

noun

Definition of first floor

2 chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

Examples of first floor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Monday’s committee meeting was just the second held in the new remote learning and meeting center on the first floor of city hall. cleveland, 18 Jan. 2022 Marilyn Owrey Hennig, 91, was discovered on the first floor of the home. Kyra Senese, chicagotribune.com, 11 Jan. 2022 The winning photographs from the City of Birmingham’s Birmingham View Photo Challenge competition are on view in an exhibit on the first floor of the Birmingham Museum of Art. al, 7 Jan. 2022 On the first floor of the old Atlanta Daily World building, Georgia State University students sip coffee and tea. Ernie Suggs, ajc, 3 Jan. 2022 Lead support for Fashioning Illinois: 1820-1900 at the Lockport Gallery, which is on the first floor of the historic Norton Building in the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, is provided by Lockport Woman’s Club. Jessi Virtusio, chicagotribune.com, 28 Dec. 2021 Jackson and Hartshorn unveiled the portrait in front of a small gathering of family members in the red room while other guests watched on monitors on the first floor of City Hall. David Petkiewicz, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 So is the gift shop on the first floor of the Watchtower, but the upper portions of the tower remain closed. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 17 Dec. 2021 The Hook and Ladder is at 136 Main St., in the first floor of a 1903 building. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 14 Dec. 2021

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of first floor

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

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