Definition of Ground-floor

1. Adjective. On the floor closest to level with the ground. "The ground-floor entrance is kept locked"

Similar to: Downstair, Downstairs

Definition of Ground-floor

1. Adjective. Situated on the ground floor ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ground-floor

ground-controlled approach
ground-effect machine
ground-effect vehicle
ground-emplaced mine
ground-floor (current term)
ground-service crew
ground almond
ground attack
ground bait
ground ball
ground ball with eyes
ground bar

Literary usage of Ground-floor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1907)
"Within the triangular enclosure thus made is the great central feature of the domed building, providing for the delivery room on the "ground floor" and the ..."

2. Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its Chief by Edward Edwards (1870)
"5, and 6), giving an area of about two thousand nine hundred and fifty feet on the ground floor, and a large piece of ground, one hundred feet by ..."

3. Autobiography, Reminiscences and Letters of John Trumbull, from 1756 to 1841 by John Trumbull (1841)
"The grand central dome and room saved—Project for placing a statue of Washington on the ground floor—Leads to the notion of a grand crypt or sepulchral ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The ground floor, evidently for reasons of defence, had no door, entrance being made by means of movable ladders. The houses were owned and built by the ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... low-built two-storied cottages, of two or three rooms on the ground-floor, lighted by a larger and a snail« window ..."

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