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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. FLOORnoun

    Etymology: flor, flore, Saxon.

    His stepmother, making all her gestures counterfeit affliction, lay almost groveling upon the floor of her chamber. Philip Sidney.

    He rent that iron door
    With furious force, and indignation fell;
    Where entered in, his foot could find no floor,
    But all a deep descent as dark as hell. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    Look how the floor of heav’n
    Is thick inlay’d with patens of bright gold:
    There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st,
    But in his motion like an angel sings,
    Still quiring to the young ey’d cherubims. William Shakespeare.

    The ground lay strewed with pikes so thick as a floor is usually strewed with rushes. John Hayward.

    He winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing floor. Ruth.

    He that building stays at one
    Floor, or the second, hath erected none. Ben Jonson, Catiline.

  2. To Floorverb

    To cover the bottom with a floor.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    Hewn stone and timber to floor the houses. 2 Chro. xxxiv.

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

  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

  3. Floornoun

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

  4. Floornoun

    a story of a building. See Story

  5. Floornoun

    the part of the house assigned to the members

  6. Floornoun

    the right to speak

  7. Floornoun

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

  8. Floornoun

    the rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit

  9. Floornoun

    a horizontal, flat ore body

  10. Floorverb

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

  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

  12. Floorverb

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

  13. 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. Damian Lillard:

    It is impressive and I think it impressive for any team, to go out on the road and to win on someone else's floor is tough. Anything can go wrong on the road. We have grown so much. Over the last month or so we have really committed ourselves to every little thing that will allow us to win games. We have been over dedicated to these things and that is why we are winning games. After Lillard attacked the Knicks defense, it was McCollum's turn in the third. McCollum scored 13 of his 25 points in the third quarter and made three key plays late in the quarter to help Portland take an 85-72 lead into the fourth.

  2. Milo Avidane:

    They were rigging the HVAC unit through a hole on the top floor, and and it never made it into the building.

  3. Stephen Curry:

    In the history of this NBA you could highlight every team that was supposed to win or had the best team and all the different story lines. And 82 games and a full playoff run, a lot can happen, its just a matter of how much you fight and just leave it all out there on the floor. I think the way that we have talked and described this journey and whatnot, I dont think theres ever been a situation where we have taken anything for granted. And thats something I can look back and just hold.

  4. Michelle Starkey:

    I don’t always feel pretty and I don’t always get to dress up, so that was really fun to go and get dressed up, i got meet some new friends who danced with me in my wheelchair on the dance floor.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    If this virus were a physical assailant, an unexpected and invisible mugger, which I can tell you from personal experience it is, then this is the moment when we are beginning to wrestle it to the floor.

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