second floor



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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of second floor

Historical Examples of second floor

  • 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


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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