from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The floor of a building at or nearest ground level.
- n. Informal The beginning of a venture, especially regarded as a position of advantage: investors vying to get in on the ground floor of a development project.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The floor of a building closest to ground level; first floor (US)
- n. The initial stage of a project
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the floor of a house most nearly on a level with the ground; -- called also in America, but not in England, the first floor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
- n. becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage)
- adj. on the floor closest to level with the ground
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