Floor meaning

flôr
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.

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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.

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The surface of a structure on which vehicles travel.
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The part of a room or building where the principal business or work takes place, especially:
  • The area of an exchange where securities are traded.
  • The part of a retail store in which merchandise is displayed and sales are made.
  • The area of a factory where the product is manufactured or assembled.
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The ground or lowermost surface, as of a forest or ocean.
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A lower limit or base.

A pricing floor; a bidding floor.

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To provide with a floor.
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To press (the accelerator of a motor vehicle) to the floor.
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The inside bottom surface of a room, hall, etc., on which one stands or walks.
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The bottom surface of anything.

The ocean floor.

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The platform of a bridge, pier, etc.
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A level or story in a building.

An office on the sixth floor.

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The part of a factory, store, etc. where the main activity of the business takes place.
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Permission or the right to speak in an assembly.

To ask a chairman for the floor.

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A lower limit set on anything, as by official regulation.
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To cover or furnish with a floor.
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To knock down.
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To press down to the floor.
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The main trading area of a stock, futures, or options exchange.
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A minimum price level received by the seller in a financial transaction.
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The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.

The room has a wooden floor.

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The lower inside surface of a hollow space.

Many sunken ships rest on the ocean floor.

The floor of a cave served the refugees as a home.

The pit floor showed where a ring of post holes had been.

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A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.
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The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.

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

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A storey/story of a building.

For years we lived on the third floor.

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In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
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Hence, the right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event.

Will the senator from Arizona yield the floor?

The mayor often gives a lobbyist the floor.

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(nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
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(mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
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(mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.

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

The floor of 4.5 is 4.

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(gymnastics) An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface.
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(finance) 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.
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To cover or furnish with a floor.

Floor a house with pine boards.

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To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.
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To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.

Floor an opponent.

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To amaze or greatly surprise.

We were floored by his confession.

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(colloquial) To finish or make an end of.

Floor a college examination.

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from the floor
  • During the time of a game when active defense is permitted.
    The team shot 56% from the floor.
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from the floor

Origin of floor

  • Middle English flor from Old English flōr pelə-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English, from Old English flōr (“floor, pavement, ground, bottom”), from Proto-Germanic *flōrō, *flōrô, *flōraz (“flat surface, floor, plain”), from Proto-Indo-European *plõro- (“level, even”), from Proto-Indo-European *pele-, *plet-, *plāk- (“broad, flat, plain”). Cognate with West Frisian flier (“floor”), Dutch vloer (“floor”), German Flur (“field, floor, entrance hall”), Swedish flor (“floor of a cow stall”), Irish urlár (“floor”), Scottish Gaelic làr (“floor, ground, earth”), Welsh llawr (“ground, pavement”), Latin plānus (“level, flat”).
    From Wiktionary