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[ sek-uh nd-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee ]
/ ˈsɛk əndˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i /


of or located on the second story or floor.
of or relating to a second-story man: The theft was a second-story job.


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Nearby words

second-generation, second-guess, second-hand, second-homer, second-rate, second-story, second-story man, second-strike, secondary, secondary abdominal pregnancy, secondary accent

Definition for second-story (2 of 3)

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.

Definition for second-story (3 of 3)

second story

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

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British Dictionary definitions for second-story

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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