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1. floor, flooring

the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)

Example Sentences:
'they needed rugs to cover the bare floors'
'we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent'

2. floor, level, storey, story

a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

Example Sentences:
'what level is the office on?'

3. base, floor

a lower limit

Example Sentences:
'the government established a wage floor'

4. floor

the ground on which people and animals move about

Example Sentences:
'the fire spared the forest floor'

5. floor

the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water

6. floor

the lower inside surface of any hollow structure

Example Sentences:
'the floor of the pelvis'
'the floor of the cave'

7. floor

the occupants of a floor

Example Sentences:
'the whole floor complained about the lack of heat'

8. floor

the parliamentary right to address an assembly

Example Sentences:
'the chairman granted him the floor'

9. floor

the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business

Example Sentences:
'there was a motion from the floor'

10. floor, trading floor

a large room in a exchange where the trading is done

Example Sentences:
'he is a floor trader'


11. ball over, blow out of the water, floor, shock, take aback

surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

Example Sentences:
'I was floored when I heard that I was promoted'

12. coldcock, deck, dump, floor, knock down

knock down with force

Example Sentences:
'He decked his opponent'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of floor
1. Also called: flooring
the inner lower surface of a room
a storey of a building
the second floor
a flat bottom surface in or on any structure
the floor of a lift
a dance floor
the bottom surface of a tunnel, cave, river, sea, etc
5. mining
an underlying stratum
6. nautical
the bottom, or the lowermost framing members at the bottom, of a vessel
that part of a legislative hall in which debate and other business is conducted
the right to speak in a legislative or deliberative body (esp in the phrases get, have, or be given the floor)
the room in a stock exchange where trading takes place
the earth; ground
a minimum price charged or paid
a wage floor
12.  take the floor
to cover with or construct a floor
14. (transitive)
to knock to the floor or ground
15. (transitive) informal
to disconcert, confound, or defeat
to be floored by a problem

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see synonyms of floor
the inside bottom surface of a room, hall, etc., on which one stands or walks
the bottom surface of anything
the ocean floor
the platform of a bridge, pier, etc.
a level or story in a building
an office on the sixth floor
the part of a legislative chamber, stock exchange, etc. occupied by the members and not including the gallery or platform
such members as a group
6.  US
permission or the right to speak in an assembly
to ask a chairman for the floor
a lower limit set on anything, as by official regulation
verb transitive
to cover or furnish with a floor
to knock down
10.  Informal
to be the victor over; defeat
to flabbergast; astound
11.  Informal
to press down to the floor
often in the phrase floor it, to depress the accelerator of a vehicle to the floorboard in order to go as fast as possible

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of floor
a. The surface of a room on which one stands.
b. The lower or supporting surface of a structure.
a. A story or level of a building.
b. The occupants of such a story: The entire floor complained about the noise.
a. A level surface or area used for a specified purpose: a dance floor; a threshing floor.
b. Basketball The court viewed as the playing area for taking free throws, in contrast to the foul line: The forwards made only six shots from the floor.
4. The surface of a structure on which vehicles travel.
a. The part of a legislative chamber or meeting hall where members are seated and from which they speak.
b. The right to address an assembly, as granted under parliamentary procedure.
c. The body of assembly members: a motion from the floor.
6. The part of a room or building where the principal business or work takes place, especially:
a. The area of an exchange where securities are traded.
b. The part of a retail store in which merchandise is displayed and sales are made.
c. The area of a factory where the product is manufactured or assembled.
7. The ground or lowermost surface, as of a forest or ocean.
8. A lower limit or base: a pricing floor; a bidding floor.
tr.v. floored, floor·ing, floors
1. To provide with a floor.
2. Informal To press (the accelerator of a motor vehicle) to the floor.
a. To knock down.
b. To stun; overwhelm: The very idea floored me.

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