hold the floor

Definition of hold the floor

  1. :  to be the person who is speaking at a public meeting The senator held the floor for several hours.

Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

floorplay
  1. :  the level base of a room

    :  the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (such as a cave or bodily part)

    :  a ground surface

  1. :  to cover with a floor or flooring

    :  to knock or bring down

    :  flabbergast, dumbfound


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