Definitions of floor

  1. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
  2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.
  3. To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.
  4. To cover with a floor; strike down; hence, put to silence.
  5. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards; to strike down or lay level with the floor; to beat; to conquer; as, to floor an antagonist; ( fig.) to put to silence by some decisive argument, retort, etc.; to overcome in any way; to overthrow; “ One question floored successively almost every witness in favor of abolition to whom it was addressed."- Sat. Rev.; “ The express object of his visit was to know how he could knock religion over and floor the Established Church."- Dickens: to go through; to make an end of; to finish; “ I've floored my little- go work.”- Hughes; “ I have a few bottles of old wine left, we may as well floor them.”- Macmillan's Mag.
  6. To furnish with a floor.
  7. To provide with a floor.
  8. To throw to the floor; overthrow; vanquish.
  9. knock down with force; " He decked his opponent"
  10. To furnish with a floor; to strike down; to beat; to put down or silence by some decisive argument; to finish.
  11. To lay with a floor; to knock down; to silence an opponent.
  12. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; " what level is the office on?"
  13. a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done; " he is a floor trader"
  14. the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business; " there was a motion from the floor"
  15. the parliamentary right to address an assembly; " the chairman granted him the floor"
  16. the occupants of a floor; " the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
  17. the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.
  18. the ground on which people and animals move about; " the fire spared the forest floor"
  19. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
  20. The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.
  21. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
  22. A story of a building. See Story.
  23. The part of the house assigned to the members.
  24. The right to speak.
  25. The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  26. A horizontal, flat ore body.
  27. The bottom surface of a room or house on which one treads; story of a house; a level suite or set of rooms; any smooth or level area; pavement; the part of a legislative or lawmaking chamber occupied by the members.
  28. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting in modern houses of boards, planks, pavement, asphalte, etc.; a platform of boards or planks laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform; a story in a building; a suite of rooms on a level; as, the first or second floor; ( naut.) that part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal; in legislative assemblies, the part of the house assigned to the members. ( U. S.)- TO HAVE OR GET THE FLOOR, in the United States Congress. to have or obtain an opportunity of taking part in a debate; equivalent to the English phrase, to be in possession of the house. " Mr. T. claimed that he had the floor."- New York Herald.
  29. Bottom of a room; platform; story of a house.
  30. The bottom surface in a room or building; also, a story.
  31. Space appropriated to members; the right to speak.
  32. That part of a building or room on which we walk; a platform, as of boards or planks laid on timbers; a story in a building; the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson, nearly horizontal.
  33. That part of a house or room on which we walk; a story; a series of rooms on the same level.
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