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An ornate floor.

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Etymology

Old English flōr. Cognate with Dutch vloer, German Flurfield, floor, entrance hall’, Swedish flor ‘floor of a cow stall’. Perhaps related to Irish urlár, Gaelic làr ‘floor, ground, earth’, Welsh llawr.

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floor

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  1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.
    The room has a wooden floor.
  2. The lower inside surface of a hollow space.
    Many sunken ships rest on the ocean floor.
    The floor of a cave served the refugees as a home.
    (archaeology) The pit floor showed where a ring of post holes had been.
  3. A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.
  4. The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.
    Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.
  5. A storey/story of a building.
    For years we lived on the third floor.
  6. In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
  7. (US) Hence, the right to speak at a given time in a legislative assembly.
    Will the senator from Arizona yield the floor?
    The mayor often gives a lobbyist the floor.
  8. (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
  9. (mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  10. (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.
  11. (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.
    The floor of 4.5 is 4.

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to floor

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to floor (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cover or furnish with a floor.
    floor a house with pine boards
  2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.
    As soon as our driver saw an insurgent in a car holding a detonation device, he floored the pedal and was 2,000 feet away when that car bomb exploded. We escaped certain death in the nick of time!
  3. To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.
    floor an opponent
    Floored or crushed by him. — Coleridge
  4. To amaze or greatly surprise.
    We were floored by his confession.
  5. (colloquial) To finish or make an end of.
    floor a college examination
    I've floored my little-go work — ed Hughes

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