first floor


Definition of first floor 

2 chiefly British : the floor next above the ground floor

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The first floor will feature an art gallery with rotating exhibitions. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A First Look at the Faena Bazaar, Miami Beach’s New Design Destination," 3 Dec. 2018 The plot thickens: Valdosta Main Street director Ellen Hill told the local paper that the first floor of the building was also home to Vinson and Barnes Drug Store. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "Construction Workers Found About 1,000 Human Teeth in the Wall of an Old Building," 26 Oct. 2018 On the first floor stood Will Power, talking to his engineer. Chapel Fowler, charlotteobserver, "In 2008, Will Power didn’t have a ride. He’s now the first N.C.-based Indy 500 winner.," 12 July 2018 The first floor of the building has 2,600 square feet of retail, which will soon be filled with a coffee shop and café. Michelle Beaver, azcentral, "Couple embraces Main Street living in custom downtown Scottsdale condo," 5 July 2018 The first floor grew to accommodate that patio; that dining space has large windows that are opened in warm weather. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Casablanca in Brookfield is open, second-story patio and all," 23 June 2018 But some classrooms and other areas of the building on the first floor were still experiencing leaking water. Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, "Cost to fix Detroit school buildings: $500 million," 22 June 2018 The first floor will feature 9,000 feet of retail space, including restaurants with patios that open to the street. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "It may be Fort Worth's most eclectic area. How long will the housing be affordable?," 7 June 2018 The first floor does hold some accessories and knickknacks: costume jewelry, neon beer signs, German beer steins, early 20th-century postcards, vintage Playboys and comic books. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Will the music finally stop at Recycled Records in Springfield?," 30 May 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

: 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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