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ground-floor meaning

  • Adjective: ground-floor
    1. On the floor closest to level with the ground
      "the ground-floor entrance is kept locked"
    Noun: ground floor  grawnd flor
    1. The floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
      - first floor [N. Amer], ground level 
    2. Becoming part of a venture at the beginning (regarded as position of advantage)
      "he got in on the ground floor"

    Derived forms: ground floors

    See also: downstair, downstairs

    Type of: beginning, floor, level, storey, story

    Encyclopedia: Ground floor

Examples

  1. the young woman shrank from having anything to do with the ground-floor serving.
  2. two minute ground-floor rooms served as kitchen, and parlor, used for company.

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