Meaning of FLOOR in English


— floorless , adj.

/flawr, flohr/ , n.

1. that part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks.

2. a continuous, supporting surface extending horizontally throughout a building, having a number of rooms, apartments, or the like, and constituting one level or stage in the structure; story.

3. a level, supporting surface in any structure: the elevator floor.

4. one of two or more layers of material composing a floor: rough floor; finish floor.

5. a platform or prepared level area for a particular use: a threshing floor.

6. the bottom of any more or less hollow place: the floor of a tunnel.

7. a more or less flat extent of surface: the floor of the ocean.

8. the part of a legislative chamber, meeting room, etc., where the members sit, and from which they speak.

9. the right of one member to speak from such a place in preference to other members: The senator from Alaska has the floor.

10. the area of a floor, as in a factory or retail store, where items are actually made or sold, as opposed to offices, supply areas, etc.: There are only two salesclerks on the floor.

11. the main part of a stock or commodity exchange or the like, as distinguished from the galleries, platform, etc.

12. the bottom, base, or minimum charged, demanded, or paid: The government avoided establishing a price or wage floor.

13. Mining. an underlying stratum, as of ore, usually flat.

14. Naut.

a. the bottom of a hull.

b. any of a number of deep, transverse framing members at the bottom of a steel or iron hull, generally interrupted by and joined to any vertical keel or keelsons.

c. the lowermost member of a frame in a wooden vessel.

15. mop or wipe the floor with , Informal. to overwhelm completely; defeat: He expected to mop the floor with his opponents.

16. take the floor , to arise to address a meeting.


17. to cover or furnish with a floor.

18. to bring down to the floor or ground; knock down: He floored his opponent with one blow.

19. to overwhelm; defeat.

20. to confound or puzzle; nonplus: I was floored by the problem.

21. Also, floorboard . to push (a foot-operated accelerator pedal) all the way down to the floor of a vehicle, for maximum speed or power.

[ bef. 900; ME flor, OE flor; c. ON flor, MLG vlor, MHG vluor (G Flur ) ]

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