ground floor

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of ground floor

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

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First Known Use of ground floor

1601


GROUND FLOOR Defined for English Language Learners

ground floor

noun

Definition of ground floor for English Language Learners

  • : the floor of a building that is at ground level


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