the floor of a building at or nearest to ground level.
Informal. an advantageous position or opportunity in a business matter, especially in a new enterprise:
She took the job in the new company because she wanted to get in on the ground floor.
the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground
(informal) get in on the ground floor, start from the ground floor
also ground-floor, c.1600, from ground (n.) + floor (n.); figurative use is from 1864.
in on the ground floor
noun 1. a low, often dense fog, especially one through which the sky and clouds above can be seen. 2. .
- Ground frost
noun 1. the condition resulting from a temperature reading of 0°C or below on a thermometer in contact with a grass surface
- Ground game
noun 1. (Brit) game animals, such as hares or deer, found on the earth’s surface: distinguished from game birds
noun 1. Optics. glass that has had its polished surface removed by fine grinding and that is used to diffuse light. 2. glass that has been ground into fine particles, especially for use as an abrasive. noun 1. glass that has a rough surface produced by grinding, used for diffusing light 2. glass in the […]