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floor

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noun, often attributive \ˈflȯr\

Simple Definition of floor

  • : the part of a room on which you stand

  • : the lower inside surface of something (such as a vehicle)

  • : the area of ground at the bottom of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of floor

  1. 1 :  the level base of a room

  2. 2 a :  the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (as a cave or bodily part) b :  a ground surface <the ocean floor>

  3. 3 a :  a structure dividing a building into stories; also :  story b :  the occupants of such a floor

  4. 4 :  the surface of a structure on which one travels <the floor of a bridge>

  5. 5 a :  a main level space (as in a stock exchange or legislative chamber) distinguished from a platform or gallery b :  the specially prepared or marked area on which indoor sports events take place c :  the members of an assembly <took questions from the floor> d :  the right to address an assembly <the senator from Utah has the floor>

  6. 6 :  a lower limit :  base

floored adjective
from the floor
  1. :  in field goals as opposed to free throws <made 16 of 18 shots from the floor>

Examples of floor in a sentence

  1. Keep your feet on the floor.

  2. the floor of a car

  3. She lives on the second floor of a five-story building.

  4. His office is located on the fourth floor.



Origin of floor

Middle English flor, from Old English flōr; akin to Old High German fluor meadow, Latin planus level, and perhaps to Greek planasthai to wander


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Architecture Terms


2

floor

verb

Simple Definition of floor

  • : to cover (a surface) with material to make a floor

  • : to knock (someone) to the floor or ground

  • : to surprise, shock or amaze (someone) very much

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of floor

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with a floor or flooring

  3. 2 a :  to knock or bring down b :  flabbergast, dumbfound

  4. 3 :  to press (the accelerator of a vehicle) to the floorboard; also :  to accelerate rapidly <floored the van>

floorer noun

Examples of floor in a sentence

  1. He floored me with his first punch.

  2. The news just floored me.



15th Century

First Known Use of floor

15th century



FLOOR Defined for Kids

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floor

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noun \ˈflȯr\

Definition of floor for Students

  1. 1 :  the part of a room on which people stand

  2. 2 :  the lower inside surface of a hollow structure <the floor of a car>

  3. 3 :  the area of ground at the bottom of something <the ocean floor>

  4. 4 :  a story of a building <the fourth floor>




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floor

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verb

Definition of floor for Students

flooredflooring

  1. 1 :  to cover or provide with a floor <The kitchen was floored with tile.>

  2. 2 :  to knock down <The punch floored him.>




Medical Dictionary

floor

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noun \ˈflō(ə)r, ˈflȯ(ə)r\

Medical Definition of floor

  1. :  the lower inside surface of a hollow anatomical structure <the floor of the pelvis>




Law Dictionary

floor

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Legal Definition of floor

  1. 1a :  a main level space (as in a stock exchange or legislative chamber) distinguished from a platform or gallery b :  members of an assembly <took questions from the floor> c :  the right to address an assembly <the senator from Utah has the floor>

  2. 2 :  a lower limit <a five percent floor on deductions for medical expenses>





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