- the ground floor of a building.
- the floor above the ground floor of a building.
Origin of first floor
First recorded in 1655–65
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Examples from the Web for first floor
Now, some of the kindergarten children were standing straight as soldiers in a line at the door of their first-floor classroom.Freedom From Fear for Dreamer Kids
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In particular, Skylar had been caught frequently sneaking out of her first-floor bedroom window at night.West Virginia Heathers: Was Skylar Neese Murdered by Her Best Friends?
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He commenced firing down on people having their breakfast in the first-floor cafeteria.Inside the Washington Navy Yard’s Building 197 During Alexis’s Rampage
September 19, 2013
According to a 2008 Boston Globe profile of Romney, four portraits hang in the first-floor hallway of his house in Belmont, Mass.Mitt Romney’s British Mormon Ancestors
January 31, 2012
Inside a first-floor chapel, the floor was stained with the blood of victims whose bodies were dragged into the building.Egypt's Church Bombing: Was Al Qaeda Responsible?
January 2, 2011
I am no higher than the first-floor, and we needn't trouble the man at the lift.Despair's Last Journey
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The old fellow sleeps in the first-floor room on the corner.The Golden Face
William Le Queux
The first-floor front and his wife had seen better days; in stocks, they were.Old Valentines
Munson Aldrich Havens
We read with eagerness the cast-off newspapers of the first-floor gentlemen.Richard Carvel, Complete
Sure enough, they were following her through this first-floor corridor.The Saracen: The Holy War
- British the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floorUS and Canadian term: second floor
- US and Canadian another term for ground floor
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