Meaning of “the first floor” in the English Dictionary

"the first floor" in British English

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the first floornoun [ S ]

uk /ˌfɜːst ˈflɔːr/ us /ˌfɝːst ˈflɔːr/

B1 UK the level of a building that is one level above the street:

She works on the first floor.

B1 US the level of a building that is at the same level as the street:

She got on the elevator on the first floor and pushed the button for the 35th.
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  • I'll meet you by the up escalator on the first floor.
  • Ladies' fashion is on the first floor, madam.
  • This is where I live - my flat's on the first floor.
  • They've got a whole suite of offices on the first floor.
  • He ran quickly up the stairs to the first floor.
first-floor
adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˌfɜːstˈflɔːr/ us /ˌfɝːstˈflɔːr/

B1

a first-floor flat/apartment/office

(Definition of “the first floor” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"first floor" in American English

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first floornoun [ U ]

/ˈfɜrst ˈflɔr, ˈfloʊr/

the ground floor

(Definition of “first floor” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)