Definition of Floor

1. Noun. The inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure). "We spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"

Exact synonyms: Flooring
Specialized synonyms: Bell Deck, Dance Floor, Floorboard, Parquet, Parquet Floor, Truck Bed
Group relationships: Hall, Hallway, Room
Generic synonyms: Horizontal Surface, Level



2. Verb. Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off. "The performance is likely to floor Sue"; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
Exact synonyms: Ball Over, Blow Out Of The Water, Shock, Take Aback
Generic synonyms: Surprise
Specialized synonyms: Galvanise, Galvanize, Startle
Derivative terms: Shock

3. Noun. A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale. "What level is the office on?"
Exact synonyms: Level, Storey, Story
Specialized synonyms: Basement, Cellar, First Floor, Ground Floor, Ground Level, Attic, Garret, Loft, Loft, Entresol, Mezzanine, Mezzanine Floor
Group relationships: Building, Edifice
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure

4. Verb. Knock down with force. "The fighter managed to floor his opponent"; "He decked his opponent"
Exact synonyms: Coldcock, Deck, Dump, Knock Down
Generic synonyms: Beat
Derivative terms: Knockdown

5. Noun. A lower limit. "The government established a wage floor"
Exact synonyms: Base
Generic synonyms: Control
Specialized synonyms: Price Floor, Wage Floor

6. Noun. The ground on which people and animals move about. "The fire spared the forest floor"

7. Noun. The bottom surface of any lake or other body of water.
Group relationships: Lake
Generic synonyms: Earth's Surface, Surface

8. Noun. The lower inside surface of any hollow structure. "The floor of the cave"
Group relationships: Cave
Generic synonyms: Earth's Surface, Surface

9. Noun. The occupants of a floor. "The whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering

10. Noun. The parliamentary right to address an assembly. "The chairman granted him the floor"
Generic synonyms: Right

11. Noun. The legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business. "There was a motion from the floor"
Generic synonyms: Hall

12. Noun. A large room in a exchange where the trading is done. "He is a floor trader"
Exact synonyms: Trading Floor
Group relationships: Exchange
Generic synonyms: Room

Definition of Floor

1. n. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.

2. v. t. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

Definition of Floor

1. Noun. The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room. ¹

2. Noun. The lower inside surface of a hollow space. ¹

3. Noun. A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories. ¹

4. Noun. The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge. ¹

5. Noun. A storey/story of a building. ¹

6. Noun. In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery. ¹

7. Noun. Hence, the right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event. ¹

8. Noun. (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal. ¹

9. Noun. (mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit. ¹

10. Noun. (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body. ¹

11. Noun. (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number. ¹

12. Noun. (gymnastics) An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface. ¹

13. Noun. (finance) A lower limit on the interest rate payable on an otherwise variable-rate loan, used by lenders to defend against falls in interest rates. Opposite of a cap. ¹

14. Verb. To cover or furnish with a floor. ¹

15. Verb. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down. ¹

16. Verb. To silence by a conclusive answer or retort. ¹

17. Verb. To amaze or greatly surprise. ¹

18. Verb. (colloquial) To finish or make an end of. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Floor

1. to provide with a floor (the level base of a room) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Floor

1. 1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported. 2. The structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2. 3. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge. 4. A story of a building. See Story. 5. The part of the house assigned to the members. The right to speak. Instead of he has the floor, the English say, he is in possession of the house. 6. That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal. 7. The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit. A horizontal, flat ore body. Floor cloth, a heavy fabric, painted, varnished, or saturated, with waterproof material, for covering floors; oilcloth. Floor cramp, an implement for tightening the seams of floor boards before nailing them in position. Floor light, a frame with glass panes in a floor. Floor plan. A horizontal section, showing the thickness of the walls and partitions, arrangement of passages, apartments, and openings at the level of any floor of a house. Origin: AS. Flr; akin to D. Vloer, G. Flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. Flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. Lar floor, ground, earth, W. Llawr, perh. Akin to L. Planus level. Cf. Plain smooth. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Floor

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floom
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floopy
floor (current term)
floor-exercise
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Literary usage of Floor

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1. Annual Report by New York (State) (1871)
"The following bridges have been repaired: Enders, new floor: Hudson's, new floor, floor timbers and sway braces; Putnam's, new braces, repaired floor and ..."

2. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1913)
"As there are in Illinois a great number of wood floor, steel bridge* in ... The requirements to be met are as follows: The proposed floor must weigh but ..."

3. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"Hence a portion of the under surface of the floor of the ventricle must rest on the outer ... Now, this portion of the floor, together with that immediately ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"As already stated, the floor of the fourth ventricle is made up of the mesial ... The floor presents four angles. The upper angle reaches as high as the ..."

5. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"Estimate the square feet of floor space per hen _. 4. What kind of floor? Its condition _ In what ways is it undesirable if any? _ Use your own observation. ..."

6. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1892)
"The object of the research was to connect more closely clinic signs with pathological changes in the medulla by localising in tl floor of the 4th ventricle ..."

7. The American Hospital of the Twentieth Century: A Treatise on the by Edward Fletcher Stevens (1921)
"Exterior 248 floor Plans 247 Newton Hospital. Grounds 350, 351, 352, 353 Plot Plan ... Exterior 212 floor Plan 212 Nurses' Station, Plan 339 Occupational ..."

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