Definition of first floor in English:

first floor

noun

North American
  • 1The ground floor of a building.

    • ‘There is a large room on the first floor that serves as a dining area and meeting room.’
    • ‘There are ten rooms, four on the first floor and three on the second and top stories.’
    • ‘The apartment was on the first floor of a six-floor building and as usual it was a mess.’
    • ‘Sam had given Nat the guest room on the first floor, so he would not be bothered by the stairs.’
    • ‘Her room was on the first floor and Shay ran up to her window and tapped on it gently.’
    • ‘She hurried out of the room, downstairs to the first floor hall and into the kitchen.’
    • ‘He ran up the stairs to the first floor, but found that part of the building vacant.’
    • ‘He then turned left down an isle of books to find a back stair case leading back down to the first floor.’
    • ‘We were on the second floor and whoever was coming up the stairs had to come from the first floor.’
    • ‘It took up the southeast corner of the first floor and had windows in both directions.’
    • ‘Ian began following her and the two of them walked down the stairs to the first floor.’
    • ‘Berlitz and Schmidt found themselves in a dining room on the first floor of the house.’
    • ‘He watched the two head towards one of the little alcoves by the small doors on the first floor.’
    • ‘She pulled a flashlight from her pocket and made her way up to the first floor of the house.’
    • ‘He looked up and saw a light was being turned off from one of the rooms on the first floor.’
    • ‘We were laughing like lunatics by the time we reached the first floor of the apartment.’
    • ‘We walked down to the first floor and out to his car, which was parked next to a fogged up red Jetta.’
    • ‘Her room was on the first floor of a massive circle chamber that reached up four stories.’
    • ‘She opened the door and saw one of the serving maids on her way to the first floor.’
    • ‘We both stood up and he got dressed, and then went down to the first floor to check out.’
    1. 1.1British The floor of a building just above the ground floor.
      • ‘Thankfully, our new place is arranged over the ground and first floors, and consequently there wasn't nearly so much pain on the unloading end.’
      • ‘The first floor bedsit is above a bakery in Gillygate - the main road into the city from Haxby and Wigginton.’
      • ‘After checking both wings for the ground and first floors I finally came across some clean rooms on the second floor.’
      • ‘The new store will boast three floors with Heatons department store on the ground and first floors and the brand new addition to Ballina, SportsWorld, which will be located on the second floor.’
      • ‘The very young infants' classrooms were on the ground floor, those for older infants were on the first floor.’
      • ‘There was ten per cent fire damage and 70 per cent smoke damage to one room and further smoke damage to various other rooms on the ground and first floors.’
      • ‘Firefighters in breathing apparatus used two high pressure hose reels to put out the fire, but the damage to the ground and first floors was extensive.’
      • ‘Glancing up at the first floor of the house, he saw a balcony on every window on the first floor.’
      • ‘It would have retail units on the ground floor, first floor offices and a conference centre above.’
      • ‘Longphort House is currently the headquarters for the Ombudsman, which occupies the entire second floor, with Allergan Pharmaceuticals occupying the ground and first floors.’
      • ‘Accordingly, sales rooms on the ground and first floors give way to increasingly private quarters as you rise up the building.’
      • ‘Inside, ground and first floors were stripped back to the original fabric to create simple rectangular spaces linked by stairs and divided by strategically placed furniture.’
      • ‘Buildings' first floors, decorative flourishes seldom seen at street level (where you concentrate on where you are going, not bumping into others, not stepping in dog mess, not tripping).’
      • ‘From the ground and first floors of the lobby, its existence is indicated by a bulging wall of burnished wood, like the body of a stringed instrument.’
      • ‘Apartment I occupies the ground and first floors and has its own staircase.’
      • ‘It started in the ground and first floors of the two-storey health club and spread to its roof, which collapsed as firefighters tried to being the blaze under control.’
      • ‘Scores of commuters and residents gathered on the pavement as the flames ripped through the ground and first floors of the building.’
      • ‘The live-in guardians will occupy rooms on the ground floor and first floor.’
      • ‘The mews development will be arranged as single bedroom apartments on the raised ground and first floors with the first floor having access via external metal staircases.’
      • ‘All the shops will be glass fronted on the ground floor and on part of the first floor.’

Pronunciation

first floor

/ˈˌfərs(t) ˈflô(ə)r//ˈˌfərs(t) ˈflɔ(ə)r/