Meaning of FLOOR in English


(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

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


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

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

We painted the wooden ~ with a white stain.

N-COUNT: usu the N in sing


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

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

They occupied the first two ~s of the tower.

= storey

N-COUNT: usu supp N


The ocean ~ is the ground at the bottom of an ocean. The valley ~ 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 ~.

The issues were debated on the ~ of the House.

N-COUNT: usu the N in sing


In a debate or discussion, the ~ 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 ~.



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

...the dealing ~ at Standard Chartered Bank.

N-COUNT: usu sing, with supp


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



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

He was ~ed by the announcement...

He seemed ~ed by a string of scandals.

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


see also ~ed , ~ing , dance ~ , first ~ , ground ~ , shop ~


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

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

Only members would be given the ~.

PHRASE: V inflects


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

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

PHRASE: V inflects


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

Property prices have dropped through the ~...

PHRASE: PHR after v


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

He could wipe the ~ with the Prime Minister.

PHRASE: V inflects, PHR n


see also factory ~

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