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Definitions of floor

  1. a lower limit; " the government established a wage floor"
  2. knock down with force; " He decked his opponent"
  3. the inside lower horizontal surface ( as of a room or hallway); " they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"
  4. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; " what level is the office on?"
  5. a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done; " he is a floor trader"
  6. the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business; " there was a motion from the floor"
  7. the parliamentary right to address an assembly; " the chairman granted him the floor"
  8. the occupants of a floor; " the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
  9. the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.
  10. the ground on which people and animals move about; " the fire spared the forest floor"
  11. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
  12. 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.
  13. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
  14. A story of a building. See Story.
  15. The part of the house assigned to the members.
  16. The right to speak.
  17. The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  18. A horizontal, flat ore body.
  19. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
  20. 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.
  21. To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.
  22. 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.
  23. To cover with a floor; strike down; hence, put to silence.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Bottom of a room; platform; story of a house.
  27. To furnish with a floor.
  28. To provide with a floor.
  29. To throw to the floor; overthrow; vanquish.
  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. To furnish with a floor; to strike down; to beat; to put down or silence by some decisive argument; to finish.
  34. That part of a house or room on which we walk; a story; a series of rooms on the same level.
  35. To lay with a floor; to knock down; to silence an opponent.

Usage examples for floor

  1. Thee must not expect thy floor to keep just so, Sukey, when there is so much company. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  2. I shall certainly go through the floor if papa says anything more. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  3. It is just like the floor in my uncle's house at home. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  4. What's that on the floor? – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  5. There was a little comfort in that: I sat down on the floor in front of it and began to think out my plans. – My New Home by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  6. For all I know you slept on the floor. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
  7. She lived on the first floor of a house in a new street. – Bertha Garlan by Arthur Schnitzler
  8. For reasons which I will explain in the course of this study, I shall call it, in future, the 'resting- floor. – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  9. No longer can he hold the floor When I'd be talking. – Black Beetles in Amber by Ambrose Bierce
  10. Then she dropped it gently on the floor. – Molly Brown's Junior Days by Nell Speed
  11. I hope they won't mind sitting on the floor." – Half-Past Bedtime by H. H. Bashford
  12. He put it down on the floor. – The Machine That Saved The World by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  13. " People are talking," murmured the lady, and stared at the floor, because she could not face that same look. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  14. We will go to the big room on the first floor. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  15. Me for the floor! – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  16. You are right; on the ground- floor, a window looking into one street, a secret door to the other. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  17. " Can I have a room," I asked, " on the first floor?" – Frenzied Fiction by Stephen Leacock
  18. She had expected him to throw it upon the floor as she resolutely placed her hands behind her back. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. What's this stuff on the floor? – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
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