[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.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
v. a. . Cover with a floor, put a floor on.. Overthrow, bring to the floor, knock down.. Prevail over (in argument), get the better of.
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.
- This he placed in the middle of the floor and, squatting down upon a stool in front of it, he threw back the lid. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- It threw a livid, unnatural circle upon the floor, while in the shadows beyond we saw the vague loom of two figures which crouched against the wall. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
- This was on the first floor. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- Many varieties of coal produce a quantity of fine dust which settles in the roadways, on roof, and sides, and floor. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Beams crossed the opening down into the main floor where the hay-carts drove in when the hay was hauled in to be pitched up. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- The floor was of another material, very hard, and worn by much use to the smoothness of glass. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- The haggard head floated up the dark staircase, and softly descended nearer to the floor outside the outer door of the chambers. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- One early station in New York for arc lighting was an old soap-works whose well-soaked floors did not need much additional grease to render them choice fuel for the inevitable flames. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- Our rooms were large, comfortably furnished, and even had their floors clothed with soft, cheerful-tinted carpets. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The lofty gateways are graced with statues, and the broad floors are all laid in polished flags of marble. Mark Twain. The Innocents Abroad.
- The first floor is divided off into two large rooms--parlor and living-room--and the upper floors contain four large bedrooms, a roomy bath-room, and wide halls. Frank Lewis Dyer. Edison, His Life and Inventions.
- In the building of the Cooper Institute in New York City in 1857 he was the first to employ such beams with brick arches to support the floors. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- The floors of the entire plant are scrubbed at least once a week, with hot water and a strong solution of alkali, which removes the grease. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Tal Hajus arose, and I, half fearing, half anticipating his intentions, hurried to the winding runway which led to the floors below. Edgar Rice Burroughs. A Princess of Mars.
- Floored again! Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- The blossom is blighted, the leaf is withered, the god of day goes down upon the dreary scene, and--and in short you are for ever floored. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- The bottom is floored with maple and covered with a specially prepared pit mat, durable, yet soft, so as not to damage the balls and pins falling upon it. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- Sometimes my difficulties have--in short, have floored me. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- In his own expressive language he was 'floored. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- A background and entourage and flooring of deepest crimson threw her out, white like alabaster--like silver: rather, be it said, like Death. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- For siding, sheathing, sub-flooring, shingles, window casings and frames, redwood is much used, because of its resistance to decay, both from contact with moisture or dry rot. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- The walls were carefully sounded, and were shown to be quite solid all round, and the flooring was also thoroughly examined, with the same result. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
- The sense of walls, dry, thin, flimsy-seeming walls, and a flimsy flooring, pale with its artificial black edges, was neutralising to the mind. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- The planing machine of Muir, of Glasgow, British patent No. 5,502, of 1827, was designed for making boards for flooring, and represented a considerable advance in the art. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Another step stamped on the flooring above and something fell; and there was silence. Charlotte Bronte. Jane Eyre.
- Its work is to plane the surfaces of boards, and to cut the edges into tongues and groves, such as are required for flooring. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
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