[flawr-ing, flohr-] /ˈflɔr ɪŋ, ˈfloʊr-/
materials for making .
[flawr, flohr] /flɔr, floʊr/
that part of a room, hallway, or the like, that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks.
a continuous, supporting surface extending horizontally throughout a building, having a number of rooms, apartments, or the like, and constituting one level or stage in the structure; story.
a level, supporting surface in any structure:
the elevator floor.
one of two or more layers of material composing a floor:
rough floor; finish floor.
a platform or prepared level area for a particular use:
a threshing floor.
the bottom of any more or less hollow place:
the floor of a tunnel.
a more or less flat extent of surface:
the floor of the ocean.
the part of a legislative chamber, meeting room, etc., where the members sit, and from which they speak.
the right of one member to speak from such a place in preference to other members:
The senator from Alaska has the floor.
the area of a floor, as in a factory or retail store, where items are actually made or sold, as opposed to offices, supply areas, etc.:
There are only two salesclerks on the floor.
the main part of a stock or commodity exchange or the like, as distinguished from the galleries, platform, etc.
the bottom, base, or minimum charged, demanded, or paid:
The government avoided establishing a price or wage floor.
Mining. an underlying stratum, as of ore, usually flat.
verb (used with object)
to cover or furnish with a floor.
to bring down to the floor or ground; knock down:
He floored his opponent with one blow.
to overwhelm; defeat.
to confound or puzzle; nonplus:
I was floored by the problem.
Also, floorboard. to push (a foot-operated accelerator pedal) all the way down to the floor of a vehicle, for maximum speed or power.
mop / wipe the floor with, Informal. to overwhelm completely; defeat:
He expected to mop the floor with his opponents.
take the floor, to arise to address a meeting.
the material used in making a floor, esp the surface material
another word for floor (sense 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
(mining) an underlying stratum
(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
take the floor, to begin dancing on a dance floor
to cover with or construct a floor
(transitive) to knock to the floor or ground
(transitive) (informal) to disconcert, confound, or defeat: to be floored by a problem
“materials of a floor,” 1620s, verbal noun from floor (v.).
Old English flor “floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.),” from Proto-Germanic *floruz “floor” (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor “floor,” Middle High German vluor, German Flur “field, meadow”), from PIE *plaros “flat surface” (cf. Welsh llawr “ground”), enlarged from *pele- (2) “flat, to spread” (see plane (n.1)).
Meaning “level of a house” is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo “floor” is from Latin solum “bottom, ground, soil;” German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.
early 15c., “to furnish with a floor,” from floor (n.). Sense of “puzzle, confound” is 1830, from notion of “knock down to the floor” (1640s). Related: Floored; flooring.
clean up on someone,in on the ground floor, mop the floor with someone, put someone on the floor
noun 1. a brad having a very small head, made in lengths from 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm).
noun 1. a tall lamp designed to stand on the floor.
noun, U.S. Government. 1. the majority leader or minority leader in either the Senate or the House of Representatives. noun 1. (US, government) a member of a legislative body who organizes his or her party’s activities
[flawr-lengkth, -length, flohr-] /ˈflɔrˌlɛŋkθ, -ˌlɛŋθ, ˈfloʊr-/ adjective 1. extending to the floor: a floor-length skirt.