[flɔː] or [flɔr]


(noun.) the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); 'they needed rugs to cover the bare floors'; 'we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent'.

(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?'.

(noun.) a large room in a exchange where the trading is done; 'he is a floor trader'.

(noun.) the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business; 'there was a motion from the floor'.

(noun.) the parliamentary right to address an assembly; 'the chairman granted him the floor'.

(noun.) a lower limit; 'the government established a wage floor'.

(noun.) the occupants of a floor; 'the whole floor complained about the lack of heat'.

(noun.) the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water.

(noun.) the ground on which people and animals move about; 'the fire spared the forest floor'.

(noun.) the lower inside surface of any hollow structure; 'the floor of the pelvis'; 'the floor of the cave'.

Edited by Lelia--From WordNet


(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.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.

(n.) A story of a building. See Story.

(n.) The part of the house assigned to the members.

(n.) The right to speak.

(n.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

(n.) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

(n.) A horizontal, flat ore body.

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

(v. t.) To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.

(v. t.) To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.

Typed by Katie

Synonyms and Synonymous

v. a. [1]. Cover with a floor, put a floor on.[2]. Overthrow, bring to the floor, knock down.[3]. Prevail over (in argument), get the better of.

Checker: Paulette


n. the part of a room on which we stand: a platform: the rooms in a house on the same level a story: any levelled area.—v.t. to furnish with a floor: (coll.) to vanquish stump.—ns. Floor′cloth a covering for floors made of canvas oil-painted on both sides; Floor′er a knock-down blow; a decisive retort &c.: an examination question one cannot answer; Floor′ing material for floors: a platform.—n.pl. Floor′-tim′bers the timbers placed immediately across a ship's keel on which her bottom is framed.—ns. First′-floor the floor in a house above the ground-floor—in United States mostly identical with Ground-floor the floor of a house on a level with the ground.

Typist: Mason


Checked by Alyson


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