second-story

[sek-uh nd-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee]

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.

Origin of second floor

First recorded in 1815–25
Also called second story.

second story

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British Dictionary definitions for second-story

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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