Meaning of “the first floor” in the English Dictionary

"the first floor" in 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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adjective [ before noun ] uk /ˌfɜːstˈflɔːr/ us /ˌfɝːstˈflɔːr/


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)