Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “the ground floor”

the ground floor

noun [S]     UK (US usually first floor)
B1 the floor of a building that is at the same level as the ground outside: My flat is on the ground floor.Floors and parts of floors ground-floor     /ˌɡraʊndˈflɔːr/ US  /-ˈflɔːr/ adjective [before noun] a ground-floor officeFloors and parts of floors
(Definition of the ground floor noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of the ground floor

Translations of “the ground floor”

Word of the Day


a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More