Definition of ground floor in English:

ground floor


  • The floor of a building at ground level.

    [as modifier] ‘a ground-floor flat’
    • ‘Two ground-floor retail units of 10,000 square feet will also be available in a development which should be completed by July 2004.’
    • ‘He said the attacker left by a taxi, only to return later on foot and smash a ground-floor window to the building.’
    • ‘We are also working with the police to identify vandals and squatters, one of whom has been evicted from a ground-floor flat.’
    • ‘New tarmac paths were also promised, along with the removal of rusty iron railings and better privacy for people living in the ground-floor flats.’
    • ‘The alarm was raised by a ground-floor resident.’
    • ‘The fire is believed to have been started by a cigarette discarded in an armchair in a ground-floor flat.’
    • ‘I live in a ground-floor flat with a small garden which has flower borders on three sides.’
    • ‘With the sale of her house going through, she finally found an ideal tenancy - a peaceful ground-floor flat.’
    • ‘It will be spent on completely refurbishing the ground-floor outpatient facilities, buying new equipment and generally improving inpatient facilities.’
    • ‘It was a ground-floor flat in one of the redbrick two-storey buildings that made up one side of Ormond Square.’
    • ‘My friend had to take to a canoe as flash floods cascaded outside the ground-floor flat of a friend he was visiting.’
    • ‘The man who was being questioned rents a ground-floor flat in a Victorian semi-detached house in Abbey Road, Chertsey.’
    • ‘Her ground-floor hallway, dining room and a bedroom have all gone to become a post office and shop, but she will keep a downstairs kitchen and living room, and all her upstairs rooms.’
    • ‘Opposite this is an anonymous-looking office building with a large ground-floor window.’
    • ‘Proposals have been submitted to city planners to build a new structure of seven flats and a ground-floor shop behind the original five-storey structure.’
    • ‘The multi-million pound scheme involves a brick and glass hotel with more than 100 bedrooms, above a ground-floor restaurant.’
    • ‘The kitchen is just a double sink and an old range fireplace, and the ground-floor bathroom lacks a hand basin and 21 st-century plumbing.’
    • ‘‘I live in a ground-floor flat which is very insecure and has no back entrance,’ he says.’
    • ‘The four ground-floor units that surround the piazza were designated for A3 use - hopefully, a mix of restaurants, pubs and boutiques.’
    • ‘They could see him through a ground-floor window.’


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