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first floor Syllabification: first floor
Pronunciation: /ˈˌfərs(t) ˈflô(ə)r/

Definition of first floor in English:


1North American The ground floor of a building.
Example sentences
  • The apartment was on the first floor of a six-floor building and as usual it was a mess.
  • He ran up the stairs to the first floor, but found that part of the building vacant.
  • She hurried out of the room, downstairs to the first floor hall and into the kitchen.
1.1chiefly British The floor of a building just above the ground floor.
Example sentences
  • The mews development will be arranged as single bedroom apartments on the raised ground and first floors with the first floor having access via external metal staircases.
  • It would have retail units on the ground floor, first floor offices and a conference centre above.
  • The first floor bedsit is above a bakery in Gillygate - the main road into the city from Haxby and Wigginton.
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