first floor



the ground floor of a building.
the floor above the ground floor of a building.

Origin of first floor

First recorded in 1655–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for first floor

Contemporary Examples of first floor

Historical Examples of first floor

  • I am no higher than the first-floor, and we needn't trouble the man at the lift.

    Despair's Last Journey

    David Christie Murray

  • 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

    Winston Churchill

  • Sure enough, they were following her through this first-floor corridor.

British Dictionary definitions for first floor

first floor


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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