Definition of ground floor in English:

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ground floor


The floor of a building at ground level: [as modifier]: a ground-floor flat
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  • It was a ground-floor flat in one of the redbrick two-storey buildings that made up one side of Ormond Square.
  • Opposite this is an anonymous-looking office building with a large ground-floor window.
  • He said the attacker left by a taxi, only to return later on foot and smash a ground-floor window to the building.


get in on the ground floor

informal Join an enterprise in its early stages: the scope for an entrepreneur to get in on the ground floor was obvious
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  • Make sure you get in on the ground floor early by checking these guys out.
  • He looked at the numbers and decided against the purchase and that missed opportunity has perhaps fuelled the family's interest in getting in on the ground floor of the rugby revolution.
  • By getting in on the ground floor of the movement you'll secure a role as a progressively conservative visionary.

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