ground floor


plural ground floors
: the floor of a building most nearly on a level with the ground : first floor sense 1
: a favorable position or privileged opportunity usually obtained by early participants
used especially in the phrase in on the ground floor

Examples of ground floor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The university completed some $1 million in improvements to the refectory’s basement and ground floor in 2022 and 2023, but did not install the drive. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 19 May 2024 The home’s ground floor holds two large reception rooms, one of which has a disco ball cheekily hung from the coffered ceiling and another that is furnished as a formal dining room. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 16 May 2024 The plan has some of the features of the current pavilions — public ground floor retail and restaurants — but includes office space and apartments above to put people in place to support and care for the space and the businesses located there. Meg Murray, Baltimore Sun, 13 Mar. 2024 Read Next South Park fire started on ground floor, Charlotte chief says. Gordon Rago, Charlotte Observer, 20 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for ground floor 

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Word History

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ground floor was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Ground floor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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