Floor
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 supported. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge. [1913 Webster]

4. A story of a building. See {Story}. [1913 Webster]

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.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Instead of he has the floor, the English say, he is in possession of the house. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal. [1913 Webster]

7. (Mining) (a) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit. (b) A horizontal, flat ore body. --Raymond. [1913 Webster]

{Floor cloth}, a heavy fabric, painted, varnished, or saturated, with waterproof material, for covering floors; oilcloth.

{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.

{Floor plan}. (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 a house. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 — 〈[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

  • floor — [n] bottom of a room; level of a multistory building basement, boards, canvas, carpet, cellar, deck, downstairs, flat, flooring, ground, landing, lowest point, mat, mezzanine, nadir, rug, stage, story, tier, upstairs; concept 440 Ant. ceiling… …   New thesaurus

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