ground floor

first floor. Very confusing for Kiwi visitors to the States! When using lifts (elevators) we are always one floor out!

Kiwi (New Zealand slang). 2013.

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  • Ground floor — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground floor — ➔ floor * * * ground floor UK US noun [S] ● get/be in on the ground floor Cf. get in on the ground floor …   Financial and business terms

  • ground floor — n 1.) especially BrE the floor of a building that is at ground level American Equivalent: first floor ▪ a ground floor flat ▪ The dining room is on the ground floor. →↑floor1 (3) 2.) be/get in on the ground floor to become involved in a plan,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • ground floor — noun singular BRITISH the floor of a building that is at or near the level of the ground: On the ground floor of the house is the main bedroom. a ground floor apartment get/be in on the ground floor to be involved from the beginning in something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ground floor — ground floors N COUNT: usu the N in sing The ground floor of a building is the floor that is level or almost level with the ground outside. [BRIT] She showed him around the ground floor of the empty house... Jenny now lives in a terraced ground… …   English dictionary

  • ground floor — also ground floor, c.1600, from GROUND (Cf. ground) (n.) + FLOOR (Cf. floor) (n.); figurative use is from 1864 …   Etymology dictionary

  • ground floor — n. that floor of a building which is approximately level with the ground; first floor ☆ in on the ground floor Informal in at the beginning (of a business, etc.) and thus in an especially advantageous position …   English World dictionary

  • ground floor — ground′ floor′ n. 1) the floor of a building at or nearest to ground level 2) Informal. an advantageous position or opportunity in a new enterprise • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • ground floor — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ the floor of a building at ground level …   English terms dictionary

  • ground floor — noun 1. the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building (Freq. 4) • Syn: ↑first floor, ↑ground level • Hypernyms: ↑floor, ↑level, ↑storey, ↑story …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground floor — UK / US noun [singular] the floor of a building that is at or near the level of the ground On the ground floor of the house is the main bedroom. a ground floor flat • get/be in on the ground floor to be involved from the beginning in something… …   English dictionary

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