Meaning of FLOOR in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ flɔ:(r) ]

( floors, flooring, floored)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


The floor of a room is the part of it that you walk on.

Jack’s sitting on the floor watching TV...

We painted the wooden floor with a white stain.

N-COUNT : usu the N in sing


A floor of a building is all the rooms that are on a particular level.

It is on the fifth floor of the hospital...

They occupied the first two floors of the tower.

= storey

N-COUNT : usu supp N


The ocean floor is the ground at the bottom of an ocean. The valley floor is the ground at the bottom of a valley.

N-COUNT : usu sing , with supp , oft n N


The place where official debates and discussions are held, especially between members of parliament, is referred to as the floor .

The issues were debated on the floor of the House.

N-COUNT : usu the N in sing


In a debate or discussion, the floor is the people who are listening to the arguments being put forward but who are not among the main speakers.

The president is taking questions from the floor.



The floor of a stock exchange is the large open area where trading is done.

...the dealing floor at Standard Chartered Bank.

N-COUNT : usu sing , with supp


The floor in a place such as a club or disco is the area where people dance.



If you are floored by something, you are unable to respond to it because you are so surprised by it.

He was floored by the announcement...

He seemed floored by a string of scandals.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed , V-ed


see also floored , flooring , dance floor , first floor , ground floor , shop floor


If you take the floor , you start speaking in a debate or discussion. If you are given the floor , you are allowed to do this.

Ministers took the floor to denounce the decision to suspend constitutional rule...

Only members would be given the floor.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you take to the floor , you start dancing at a dance or disco.

The happy couple and their respective parents took to the floor.

PHRASE : V inflects


If you say that prices or sales have fallen through the floor , you mean that they have suddenly decreased.

Property prices have dropped through the floor...

PHRASE : PHR after v


If you wipe the floor with someone, you defeat them completely in a competition or discussion. ( INFORMAL )

He could wipe the floor with the Prime Minister.

PHRASE : V inflects , PHR n


see also factory floor

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