Meaning of FLOOR in English


I. ˈflȯr noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Middle English flor, from Old English flōr; akin to Old High German fluor meadow, Latin planus level, and perhaps to Greek planasthai to wander

Date: before 12th century

1. : the level base of a room


a. : the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (as a cave or bodily part)

b. : a ground surface

the ocean floor


a. : a structure dividing a building into stories ; also : story

b. : the occupants of such a floor

4. : the surface of a structure on which one travels

the floor of a bridge


a. : a main level space (as in a stock exchange or legislative chamber) distinguished from a platform or gallery

b. : the specially prepared or marked area on which indoor sports events take place

c. : the members of an assembly

took questions from the floor

d. : the right to address an assembly

the senator from Utah has the floor

6. : a lower limit : base

• floored adjective

- from the floor

II. transitive verb

Date: 15th century

1. : to cover with a floor or flooring


a. : to knock or bring down

b. : flabbergast , dumbfound

3. : to press (the accelerator of a vehicle) to the floorboard ; also : to accelerate rapidly

floor ed the van

• floor·er noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.