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second floor

noun

  1. the floor or story above the ground floor.
  2. (in Britain and elsewhere outside the U.S.) the second story completely above ground level. Compare first floor.


second floor

noun

  1. the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the ground US and Canadian termthird floor
  2. the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor British equivalentfirst floor


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Word History and Origins

Origin of second floor1

First recorded in 1815–25
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Example Sentences

He discovered his friend—the worse for wear and unsteady on her feet—in the second-floor living room.

Neatly hung laundry still dangled over the main street from the second-floor balcony of an apartment above a blown-out storefront.

The police subsequently searched Danvers High School and found blood in a second-floor bathroom.

The honey cart full, Andrew puts the roof back on the hive and we take the elevator down to the second-floor kitchen.

Often the lights in his second-floor City Hall office can be seen burning well past 10 p.m.

I'd been blown clean off the second-floor landing and dropped in the hallway, twenty feet back from the door.

Overhead can be seen the iron structures of the first-floor and second-floor corridors.

Crete might recognize us, for the elevator goes right by that second-floor front parlor.

You reached it by a ladder from a second-floor one-man office.

It was the sultriest day of the whole season—surely they could not think of shutting up the second-floor back windows to-night!

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