from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The ground floor of a building.
- n. Chiefly British The floor immediately above the ground floor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The floor of a building at the level of the street or surrounding ground; the ground floor
- n. The floor of a building one above the ground floor
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. The floor next above the ground 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
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As we approached the palace I could see through the great windows of the first floor into the brilliantly illuminated audience chamber of Than Kosis.
The people on the first floor have too many barriers trees, etc., and most rooms on the second floor look over the South Grounds.
In Franklin just south of Nashville, Maggie Coyle, a 57-year-old speech pathologist, wound up with 16 inches of water inside the first floor of her home near the Harpeth River.
Then Rhyme took over, gripping the plastic straw of the sip-and-puff controller in his mouth, and he drove into the tiny elevator, formerly a closet, that carried him unceremoniously down to the first floor of his town house.
They are like a department store where, to use Sony as an example, on the first floor is Sony Classics, on the second floor is Screen Gems, and in the penthouse is Columbia, with proportionally increasing budgets.
Before I came here I lived in a place called Red Lion Square, in three rooms on the first floor of a brick town house near Blooms-bury.
In the bedroom on the first floor Madame Michonnet could be seen with a dust-cap on her head, busy shaking a rug.
Gore went to dinner with his family in their suite; and a big tableful of us—Daley, Brazile, Carter and Faith, Marylouise and I, and a few others—adjourned to the steakhouse on the first floor of the hotel for a celebratory meal.
As with all the other key exhibits in the Louvre, all items on the first floor were laser-protected: as soon as a painting or sculpture was moved, it triggered an invisible laser, and steel grilles would descend at every nearby doorway, sealing in the thieves.
In its first floor was a delicatessen -- the sign read "Schwartz and Heilig."