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Old English flōr. Cognate with Dutch vloer, German Flur ‘field, floor, entrance hall’, Swedish flor ‘floor of a cow stall’. Perhaps related to Irish urlár, Gaelic làr ‘floor, ground, earth’, Welsh llawr.
- (RP) enPR: flô, IPA: /flɔː/, SAMPA: /flO:/
- (US) flôr, /floʊr/, /flɔːr/, /flO:r/
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- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)
- The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.
- The room has a wooden floor.
- 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.
- A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.
- The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.
- Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.
- A storey/story of a building.
- For years we lived on the third floor.
- In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
- (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.
- (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
- (mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
- (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.
- (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.
- The floor of 4.5 is 4.
- (right to speak): possession (UK)
Third person singular
- To cover or furnish with a floor.
- floor a house with pine boards
- 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!
- To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.
- floor an opponent
- Floored or crushed by him. — Coleridge
- To amaze or greatly surprise.
- We were floored by his confession.
- (colloquial) To finish or make an end of.
- floor a college examination
- I've floored my little-go work — ed Hughes
- back to the floor
- dance floor
- floor cloth
- floor cramp
- floor heating
- floor light
- floor plan
- ground floor, first floor, second floor, etc.
- thirteenth floor
- mezzanine floor, mezzanine
- ocean floor
- shop floor
- take the floor
- top floor
- trading floor
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