What does floor mean?

Definitions for floor
flɔr, floʊrfloor

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word floor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floor, flooringnoun

    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"

  2. floor, level, storey, storynoun

    a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

    "what level is the office on?"

  3. floor, basenoun

    a lower limit

    "the government established a wage floor"

  4. floornoun

    the ground on which people and animals move about

    "the fire spared the forest floor"

  5. floornoun

    the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water

  6. floornoun

    the lower inside surface of any hollow structure

    "the floor of the pelvis"; "the floor of the cave"

  7. floornoun

    the occupants of a floor

    "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"

  8. floornoun

    the parliamentary right to address an assembly

    "the chairman granted him the floor"

  9. floornoun

    the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business

    "there was a motion from the floor"

  10. floor, trading floorverb

    a large room in a exchange where the trading is done

    "he is a floor trader"

  11. shock, floor, ball over, blow out of the water, take abackverb

    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

    "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"

  12. deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floorverb

    knock down with force

    "He decked his opponent"

Wiktionary

  1. floornoun

    The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.

    The room has a wooden floor.

  2. floornoun

    The lower inside surface of a hollow space.

  3. floornoun

    A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.

  4. floornoun

    The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.

    Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.

  5. floornoun

    A storey/story of a building.

    For years we lived on the third floor.

  6. floornoun

    In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.

  7. floornoun

    Hence, the right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event.

  8. floornoun

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

  9. floornoun

    The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

  10. floorverb

    To cover or furnish with a floor.

    floor a house with pine boards

  11. floorverb

    To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.

    As soon as our driver saw an insurgent in a car holding a detonation device, he floored the pedal and was 2,000 feet away when that car bomb exploded. We escaped certain death in the nick of time!

  12. floorverb

    To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.

  13. floorverb

    To amaze or greatly surprise.

    We were floored by his confession.

  14. floorverb

    To finish or make an end of.

  15. floornoun

    A horizontal, flat ore body.

  16. floornoun

    The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.

    The floor of 4.5 is 4.

  17. floornoun

    An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface.

  18. floornoun

    A lower limit on the interest rate payable on an otherwise variable-rate loan, used by lenders to defend against falls in interest rates. Opposite of a cap.

Wikipedia

  1. Floor

    A floor is the bottom surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces made with modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal or any other material that can support the expected load. The levels of a building are often referred to as floors, although a more proper term is storey. Floors typically consist of a subfloor for support and a floor covering used to give a good walking surface. In modern buildings the subfloor often has electrical wiring, plumbing, and other services built in. As floors must meet many needs, some essential to safety, floors are built to strict building codes in some regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floornoun

    the bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  2. Floornoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  3. Floornoun

    the surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  4. Floornoun

    a story of a building. See Story

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  5. Floornoun

    the part of the house assigned to the members

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  6. Floornoun

    the right to speak

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  7. Floornoun

    that part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  8. Floornoun

    the rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  9. Floornoun

    a horizontal, flat ore body

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  10. Floorverb

    to cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  11. Floorverb

    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

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

  12. Floorverb

    to finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination

    Etymology: [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]

Freebase

  1. Floor

    A floor is the walking surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces using modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can hold a person's weight. The levels of a building are often referred to as floors although a more proper term is storey. Floors typically consist of a subfloor for support and a floor covering used to give a good walking surface. In modern buildings the subfloor often has electrical wiring, plumbing, and other services built in. Because floors meet many needs, some essential to safety, floors are built to strict building codes in the first world.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Floor

    flōr, 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. [A.S. flór; Dut. vloer, a flat surface, Ger. flur, flat land; W. llawr.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. floor

    The bottom of a vessel on each side of the kelson; but strictly taken, it is only so much of her bottom as she rests upon when aground. Such ships as have long and withal broad floors, lie on the ground with most security; whereas others which are narrow in the floor, fall over on their sides and break their timbers.

Editors Contribution

  1. floor

    A type of product and structure.

    The floor is so level.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. floor

    The floor symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the floor symbol and its characteristic.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'floor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #883

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'floor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #846

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'floor' in Nouns Frequency: #342

How to pronounce floor?

How to say floor in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of floor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of floor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of floor in a Sentence

  1. Ronnie Gupton:

    Cam knows I'm good at riling up crowds, so he said, 'This is your opportunity,' i can rip out some decent dance moves. I can get out on the dance floor and take over the circle for a hot beat.

  2. Steve Daines:

    Listen, we were told we are at the one-yard line last night to get this done, all Ive got to say is, The Senate may think The Senate at the one-yard line right now, but Montanans are getting sacked. In fact, our unemployment claims in Montana since march 17th, we just looked it up 15 minutes ago, 14,350 Montanans have filed for unemployment in the last week. Monday had been marked with furious debate on the The Senate floor, as Republicans accused White House Democrats of proposing an alternative stimulus bill that was full of unnecessary progressive wishlist items. The Senate Democrats in the meantime repeatedly blocked the Republican stimulus bill, which would require 60 votes to survive. WATCH Steve Daines FULLSPEECH ON THE SENATE FLOOR The bill offered by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., included measures to restrict airlines carbon emissions, protect illegal immigrants, provide for same-day voter registration, pay off billions in student loan debt, encourage federal agencies to employ.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    He’ll be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday, we are optimistic that [Dems] will not be successful in keeping this good man from joining the Supreme Court real soon.

  4. Daniel Irwin:

    Last time I saw him, he was lying on the floor making a sustained monotone moan.

  5. The Sun Sentinel:

    Your job is to represent Floridians in the Senate. Either do your job, Sen. Rubio, or resign it. two weeks ago, you took to the Senate floor to excoriate federal workers at the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to do their jobs. You said, 'there is really no other job in the country where if you don't do your job, you don't get fired,'.

Images & Illustrations of floor

  1. floorfloorfloorfloorfloor

Popularity rank by frequency of use

floor#1#1533#10000

Translations for floor

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for floor »

Translation

Find a translation for the floor definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these floor definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "floor." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 27 Sep. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/floor>.

    Are we missing a good definition for floor? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    soft creamy candy
    • A. fudge
    • B. disturb
    • C. aggravate
    • D. restore

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for floor: