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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Floor \Floor\ (fl[=o]r), n. [AS. fl[=o]r; akin to D. vloer, G.
flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. fl[=o]r floor of a
cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W.
llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]
1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which
we stand and upon which the movables in the room are
2. 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.
3. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we
walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
4. A story of a building. See Story.
5. (Legislative Assemblies)
(a) The part of the house assigned to the members.
(b) The right to speak; as, the gentleman from Iowa has
the floor. [U.S.]
Note: Instead of he has the floor, the English say, he is in
possession of the house.
6. (Naut.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side
of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
(a) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal
(b) A horizontal, flat ore body. --Raymond.
Floor cloth, a heavy fabric, painted, varnished, or
saturated, with waterproof material, for covering floors;
Floor cramp, an implement for tightening the seams of floor
boards before nailing them in position.
Floor light, a frame with glass panes in a floor.
(a) (Shipbuilding) A longitudinal section, showing a ship
as divided at the water line.
(b) (Arch.) A horizontal section, showing the thickness of
the walls and partitions, arrangement of passages,
apartments, and openings at the level of any floor of
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Floor \Floor\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floored; p. pr. & vb. n.
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.
Floored or crushed by him. --Coleridge.
3. To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college
I've floored my little-go work. --T. Hughes.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway,
tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the
bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor
of the tent" [syn: floor, flooring]
2: a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single
position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office
on?" [syn: floor, level, storey, story]
3: a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"
[syn: floor, base]
4: the ground on which people and animals move about; "the fire
spared the forest floor"
5: the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
6: the lower inside surface of any hollow structure; "the floor
of the pelvis"; "the floor of the cave"
7: the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about
the lack of heat"
8: the parliamentary right to address an assembly; "the chairman
granted him the floor"
9: the legislative hall where members debate and vote and
conduct other business; "there was a motion from the floor"
10: a large room in a exchange where the trading is done; "he is
a floor trader" [syn: floor, trading floor]
v 1: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored
when I heard that I was promoted" [syn: shock, floor,
ball over, blow out of the water, take aback]
2: knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: deck,
coldcock, dump, knock down, floor]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
373 Moby Thesaurus words for "floor":
addle, agora, amaze, amphitheater, answer, answer conclusively,
arena, argue down, asphalt, astonish, astound, athletic field,
auditorium, background, baffle, balcony, bamboozle, band, base,
basement, basin, basis, bear garden, bearing wall, beat, bed,
bedding, bedrock, belt, best, bewilder, billiard table, blacktop,
blow down, blow over, boarding, boggle, border line, bottom,
bottom price, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line,
bourn, bowl, bowl down, bowl over, bowling green, boxing ring,
break boundary, breakoff point, bring down, buffalo, bull ring,
bulldog, business index, campus, canvas, carpet, cast down,
catafalque, causeway, ceiling, ceiling price, cement, channel,
chop down, circumscription, circus, clerestory, cobblestone,
cockpit, coliseum, colosseum, compass, concrete, confine, confound,
confuse, confute, conquer, consumer price index, contradict,
controvert, cost-of-living index, couche, coulee, course, cover,
crush, cut down, cutoff, cutoff point, dais, dash down, daze,
dead flat, dead level, deadline, deck, defeat, delimitation,
demand curve, demolish, deny, destroy, determinant, disconcert,
dismiss, dispose of, division line, down, drop, drub, dumbfound,
earth, emplacement, end, entresol, esplanade, estrade, extremity,
fell, fetch down, field, finish, first floor, flag, flat, flatland,
flatten, floor covering, floor price, flooring, fond, footing,
forum, foundation, frontier, fuddle, fundament, fundamental,
gallery, get, ground, ground floor, grounds, groundwork, gym,
gymnasium, hall, hardpan, hedge, heliport, hew down,
high-water mark, hippodrome, homaloid, horizontal, horizontal axis,
horizontal fault, horizontal line, horizontal parallax,
horizontal plane, horizontal projection, hustings, inflation,
inflationary spiral, interface, keep in suspense, knock down,
knock over, landing, landing pad, landing stage, launching pad,
lay level, lay low, lay out, layer, ledge, level, level line,
level plane, lick, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line,
line of demarcation, lists, locale, low-water mark, lower limit,
lowest level, march, mark, marketplace, mat, maze, mean sea level,
measures, metal, mete, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, milieu, minimum,
mow down, muddle, mystify, nonplus, ocean bottom, open forum,
overcome, overlayer, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overset,
overstory, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, palaestra,
parade ground, parquet, parry, parterre, pave, pavement, paving,
pebble, perplex, pit, place, plain, plane, planking, platform,
podium, prairie, precinct, precipitate, price ceiling, price index,
price level, principle, prize ring, prostrate, public square,
pull down, pulpit, purlieu, put to silence, puzzle, radical, range,
rase, raze, rebut, reduce to silence, refute, rez-de-chaussee,
ring, riprap, rising prices, rock bottom, rostrum, rout, rudiment,
scene, scene of action, scenery, sea level, sea of grass, seam,
seat, send flying, send headlong, setting, settle, shelf, shock,
shut up, silence, sill, site, smash all opposition, soapbox,
solid ground, solid rock, sphere, spread-eagle, squared circle,
squash, squelch, stadium, stage, stage set, stage setting, start,
starting line, starting point, step, step terrace, steppe,
stereobate, stick, story, stratum, street floor, stump, stylobate,
substratum, substruction, substructure, subvert, superstratum,
supinate, surfacing, surmount, surprise, table, take down, tar,
target date, term, terminal date, terminus, terra firma, terrace,
terrain, theater, thickness, thrash, threshold, throw, throw down,
tier, tilting ground, tiltyard, time allotment, top price, topple,
topsoil, tribunal, tribune, trip, trip up, trounce, tumble,
underbuilding, undercarriage, undergirding, underlayer, undermine,
underpinning, understory, understratum, understruction,
understructure, upper limit, upset, walk, water level, whack down,
whip, worst, wrestling ring, zone
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