floor


floor
floor1 [ flɔr ] noun ***
▸ 1 flat area you walk on
▸ 2 level in building
▸ 3 of ocean/valley etc.
▸ 4 for discussions
▸ 5 where shares are sold
▸ 6 lowest level allowed
▸ + PHRASES
1. ) count the flat area that you walk on inside a building or room:
The house has polished wooden floors.
We were sitting on the floor watching TV.
a ) a flat area for dancing:
He invited me onto the dance floor.
take (to) the floor (=start dancing): They were the first couple to take the floor.
2. ) count one of the levels in a building: STORY:
The bathrooms are on the floor below.
a first-floor apartment
on the ground/first/second/top floor: The toy department is on the second floor.
3. ) count usually singular the ground at the bottom of a natural structure or area:
floor of: The floor of the cave was slippery.
forest/ocean/valley floor: a map of the ocean floor
4. ) singular a place where discussions or debates take place, especially in a legislature:
There were angry exchanges on the floor of the House of Representatives.
take the floor (=start talking in a discussion or debate): The chairman took the floor.
have the floor (=be speaking in a discussion or debate): Excuse me, Mr. Gregory, but Ms. Barnes has the floor.
a ) the audience at a public discussion or debate:
The speaker will now take questions from the floor.
5. ) count BUSINESS an area where STOCK in companies is bought and sold:
the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
6. ) singular the lowest level that an amount is allowed to reach:
A floor was established below which workers' wages would not fall.
go through the floor INFORMAL
to fall to an extremely low level
=> FACTORY FLOOR, SHOP FLOOR, WIPE1
floor
floor 2 [ flɔr ] verb transitive
1. ) to make someone feel so surprised and confused that they cannot react:
The question floored him completely.
2. ) AMERICAN INFORMAL to press the ACCELERATOR of a vehicle down to the floor in order to increase its speed
3. ) to put a particular type of floor inside a room:
We're going to floor the kitchen with ceramic tiles.
4. ) to hit someone hard so that they fall to the ground

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floor — floor·age; floor; floor·er; floor·ing; floor·less; floor·man; floor·ward; sub·floor; sea·floor; floor·wards; …   English syllables

  • floor — floor, storey In Britain the storey at ground level is called the ground floor. A single storey house is one with a ground floor only; a two storey house has a ground floor with a first floor above it; a three storey house has a second floor… …   Modern English usage

  • floor — [flôr] n. [ME flor < OE, akin to Ger flur, a plain < IE base * plā , broad, flat > PLAIN1] 1. the inside bottom surface of a room, hall, etc., on which one stands or walks 2. the bottom surface of anything [the ocean floor] 3. the… …   English World dictionary

  • Floor — Floor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Floored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Flooring}.] 1. To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards. [1913 Webster] 2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • floor — n 1 a: a main level space (as in a stock exchange or legislative chamber) distinguished from a platform or gallery b: members of an assembly took questions from the floor c: the right to address an assembly the senator from Utah has the floor 2 …   Law dictionary

  • Floor — 〈[flɔ:(r)] m. 6; Wirtsch.〉 1. an Warenbörsen häufig vorhandener, separater Raum, in dem Handelsgeschäfte getätigt werden können 2. freiwillig vereinbarte Mindestrendite bei Geldanlagen mit variablem Zins [<engl. floor, eigtl. „Boden, Parkett“] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • floor — ► NOUN 1) the lower surface of a room. 2) a storey of a building. 3) the bottom of the sea, a cave, etc. 4) a minimum level of prices or wages. 5) (the floor) the part of a legislative assembly in which members sit and from which they speak. 6) ( …   English terms dictionary

  • Floor 13 — ist ein 1991 von Virgin Interactive veröffentlichtes Computerspiel für DOS Betriebssysteme. Das Spiel selbst ist im Vereinigten Königreich angesiedelt und versetzt den Spieler in die Rolle des Chefs einer fiktiven Regierungsbehörde, die als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Floor — 〈[flɔ:(r)] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s; Wirtsch.〉 1. (an Warenbörsen) häufig vorhandener, separater Raum, in dem Handelsgeschäfte getätigt werden können 2. freiwillig vereinbarte Mindestrendite bei Geldanlagen mit variablem Zins [Etym.: <engl. floor,… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Floor — [flɔ:] der; s, s <aus engl. floor »Fußboden; Stockwerk; Sitzungssaal«, dies zu mhd. vluor »Boden(fläche), Saatfeld«>: 1. (an Produktenbörsen) abgegrenzter Raum, in dem sich die Makler zur Abwicklung von Termingeschäften zusammenfinden. 2.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch