[sek-uh nd-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee]
- of or located on the second story or floor.
- of or relating to a second-story man: The theft was a second-story job.
- 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-story
From a second-story window of a rooming house covered with red brick-patterned tarpaper comes the sound of a blues harmonica.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis
June 7, 2014
From the second-story lounge, I look out over a gorgeous pool, a candy-striped garden bar, and a mixed crowd of hip revelers.The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires
February 25, 2014
Then, on Aug. 12, she was found beaten to death in a second-story bathroom of her home.Georgetown Socialite Viola Drath Killed by Assassin, Husband Claims
November 19, 2011
I remember sitting on my bedroom floor in our second-story apartment watching the evening news.How I Went From Prep School to Prison
February 17, 2009
They had quarreled, finally, on the morning of the episode of the second-story window.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
Count, this house has a second-story loggia overlooking the atrium.The Saracen: The Holy War
Not since she was a little girl and fell from the second-story window.Aunt Crete's Emancipation
Grace Livingston Hill
The water forced us out of the second-story up into the attic.History of the Johnstown Flood
Willis Fletcher Johnson
Suddenly Jouret was seen to jump from a second-story window.Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930
- 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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