- The definition of floor is the bottom surface of a room, the bottom of something, or a level in a building.
- An example of a floor is the bottom surface of a kitchen.
- An example of a floor is the lowest price that will be charged.
- An example of a floor is the level in a building; the fifth floor.
- Floor is defined as to cover with a bottom surface, or to press down or astound someone.
- An example of floor is to put down a new carpet in a room.
- An example of floor is to push the car accelerator as far down as possible.
- An example of floor is to surprise someone, knocking him down in the process.
A man polishes the floor with a buffer.
floor definition by Webster's New World
- the inside bottom surface of a room, hall, etc., on which one stands or walks
- the bottom surface of anything: the ocean floor
- the platform of a bridge, pier, etc.
- a level or story in a building: an office on the sixth floor
- the part of a legislative chamber, stock exchange, etc. occupied by the members and not including the gallery or platform
- such members as a group
- ☆ permission or the right to speak in an assembly: to ask a chairman for the floor
- a lower limit set on anything, as by official regulation
Origin: Middle English flor ; from Old English akin to German flur, a plain ; from Indo-European base an unverified form plā-, broad, flat from source plain
- to cover or furnish with a floor
- to knock down
- to be the victor over; defeat
- to flabbergast; astound
- Informal to press down to the floor: often in the phrase , to depress the accelerator of a vehicle to the floorboard in order to go as fast as possible
floor definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. The surface of a room on which one stands.b. The lower or supporting surface of a structure.
- a. A story or level of a building.b. The occupants of such a story: The entire floor complained about the noise.
- a. A level surface or area used for a specified purpose: a dance floor; a threshing floor.b. Basketball The court viewed as the playing area for taking free throws, in contrast to the foul line.
- The surface of a structure on which vehicles travel.
- a. The part of a legislative chamber or meeting hall where members are seated and from which they speak.b. The right to address an assembly, as granted under parliamentary procedure.c. The body of assembly members: a motion from the floor.
- The part of a room or building where the principal business or work takes place, especially:a. The area of an exchange where securities are traded.b. The part of a retail store in which merchandise is displayed and sales are made.c. The area of a factory where the product is manufactured or assembled.
- The ground or lowermost surface, as of a forest or ocean.
- A lower limit or base: a pricing floor; a bidding floor.
- To provide with a floor.
- Informal To press (the accelerator of a motor vehicle) to the floor.
- a. To knock down.b. To stun; overwhelm: The very idea floored me.
Origin: Middle English flor, from Old English flōr; see pelə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- floorˈer noun
floor - Business Definition
floor - Investment & Finance Definition
- The main trading area of a stock, futures, or options exchange.
- A minimum price level received by the seller in a financial transaction.
floor - Phrases/Idioms
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