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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.
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Origin of second floor

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called second story.
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Examples from the Web for second floor

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  • Then he softly opened the door and crept down the stairs to the second-floor.

    A Great Man

    Arnold Bennett

  • He now inhabited a second-floor, and defied the sheriff and his evil spirits.

    Paul Clifford, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • They crossed the second-floor landing and went up the stairs to the third.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine

  • From the second-floor hall there is a stairway leading to the attic.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson

  • This passage is lighted in the same way as the second-floor hall.

    Convenient Houses

    Louis Henry Gibson


British Dictionary definitions for second floor

second floor

noun
  1. British the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the groundUS and Canadian term: third floor
  2. US and Canadian the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floorBritish equivalent: first floor
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