floor plan


Definition of floor plan

1 : a scale diagram of a room or suite of rooms viewed from above and used especially for planning effective use and arrangement of furnishings looking at the builder's floor plan
2 : the layout of a room or a suite of rooms On the ground floor, design architects removed some walls to create an open floor plan with lots of light …— Colleen O'Connor a house with an unusual floor plan

Examples of floor plan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To achieve an open floor plan, Botticelli relocated the staircase to a back hall on the south end of the house near a guest suite. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 16 June 2022 The triangular house has an open floor plan with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer views of Washington National Cathedral. Kathy Orton, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 Inside, the home boasts an open floor plan with a beautiful foyer, high ceilings, and a living room with a fireplace. Kaylei Fear, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 Mar. 2022 The 1950s residence now boasts an upgraded floor plan with French doors, plantation shutters, stained glass windows and a marble entry. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2022 The open space floor plan provides an easy flow from room to room and allows for seamless entertaining throughout the main level. Karen A. Avitabile, Hartford Courant, 16 July 2022 The open floor plan leads to the kitchen with stainless-steel appliances. oregonlive, 19 June 2022 The designer created zones with the open floor plan to define each area and function, then chose pieces that were versatile and easy to move. House Beautiful, 12 May 2022 The expansive open floor plan includes a restaurant-style kitchen with an eight-burner range. Marni Elyse Katz, BostonGlobe.com, 23 Jan. 2022 See More

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'floor plan.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of floor plan

1831, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About floor plan

Time Traveler for floor plan

Time Traveler

The first known use of floor plan was in 1831

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near floor plan

floor pit

floor plan

floor plate

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for floor plan

Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

Cite this Entry

“Floor plan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/floor%20plan. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!