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, flooring(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"

  2. floor, level, storey, story(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?"

  3. floor, base(noun)

    a lower limit

    "the government established a wage floor"

  4. floor(noun)

    the ground on which people and animals move about

    "the fire spared the forest floor"

  5. floor(noun)

    the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water

  6. floor(noun)

    the lower inside surface of any hollow structure

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

  7. floor(noun)

    the occupants of a floor

    "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"

  8. floor(noun)

    the parliamentary right to address an assembly

    "the chairman granted him the floor"

  9. floor(noun)

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

    "there was a motion from the floor"

  10. floor, trading floor(verb)

    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 aback(verb)

    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

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

  12. deck, coldcock, dump, knock down, floor(verb)

    knock down with force

    "He decked his opponent"

Wiktionary

  1. floor(Noun)

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

    The room has a wooden floor.

  2. floor(Noun)

    The lower inside surface of a hollow space.

  3. floor(Noun)

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

  4. floor(Noun)

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

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

  5. floor(Noun)

    A storey/story of a building.

    For years we lived on the third floor.

  6. floor(Noun)

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

  7. floor(Noun)

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

  8. floor(Noun)

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

  9. floor(Noun)

    The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

  10. floor(Verb)

    To cover or furnish with a floor.

    floor a house with pine boards

  11. floor(Verb)

    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. floor(Verb)

    To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.

  13. floor(Verb)

    To amaze or greatly surprise.

    We were floored by his confession.

  14. floor(Verb)

    To finish or make an end of.

  15. floor(Noun)

    A horizontal, flat ore body.

  16. floor(Noun)

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

    The floor of 4.5 is 4.

  17. floor(Noun)

    An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface.

  18. floor(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(noun)

    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. Floor(verb)

    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. Floor(verb)

    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. Floor(verb)

    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  

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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

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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. Elsie Knister:

    I have panic attacks, there's water damage, there are toxins in my furniture and my cupboards, and under the floor, i am scared of everything right now, and I am going to have to deal with it one day at a time.

  2. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

    This is really a very, very, very sad day. We come to the floor with nearly 50,000 dead, a huge number of people, and the uncertainty of it all.

  3. Warren Gamaliel Harding:

    I have no trouble with my enemies. I can take care of my enemies all right. But my damn friends...They're the ones that keep me walking the floor nights

  4. Kobe Bryant:

    I'll never get to see my baby girl walk down the aisle, have a father-daughter dance with her daddy, dance on the dance floor with me or have babies of her own, gianna would have been an amazing mommy. She was very maternal ever since she was really little.

  5. Patrick Mirocha:

    If Kamala HarrisHarris were on the debate stage( with Donald Trump), I think Kamala HarrisHarris'd wax the floor with Donald Trump. Kamala HarrisHarris would just dominate Donald Trump, i watched the Barr confirmation, the( Brett) Kavanaugh confirmation. You can tell Kamala HarrisHarris's a prosecutor. Kamala HarrisHarris's methodical. If you sit back and just kind of listen, really listen, you can tell Kamala HarrisHarris's two steps ahead of them in her questioning.

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