- the floor or story above the ground floor.
- (in Britain and elsewhere outside the U.S.) the second story completely above ground level.Compare first floor.
Origin of second floor
First recorded in 1815–25
Also called second story.
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Examples from the Web for second floor
He discovered his friend—the worse for wear and unsteady on her feet—in the second-floor living room.‘I Saved My Friend From Bill Cosby’
December 3, 2014
Neatly hung laundry still dangled over the main street from the second-floor balcony of an apartment above a blown-out storefront.Who Is Behind Gaza's Mass Execution?
August 1, 2014
The police subsequently searched Danvers High School and found blood in a second-floor bathroom.Colleen Ritzer Is the Second U.S. Math Teacher Slain in Two Days
October 24, 2013
The honey cart full, Andrew puts the roof back on the hive and we take the elevator down to the second-floor kitchen.Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives
August 3, 2013
Often the lights in his second-floor City Hall office can be seen burning well past 10 p.m.Three Strikes for Cleveland?
July 25, 2013
Then he softly opened the door and crept down the stairs to the second-floor.A Great Man
He now inhabited a second-floor, and defied the sheriff and his evil spirits.Paul Clifford, Complete
They crossed the second-floor landing and went up the stairs to the third.Smugglers' Reef
From the second-floor hall there is a stairway leading to the attic.
This passage is lighted in the same way as the second-floor hall.
- British the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the groundUS and Canadian term: third floor
- US and Canadian the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floorBritish equivalent: first floor
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