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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
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