floor definition, floor meaning | English dictionary




1      (Also called)    flooring   the inner lower surface of a room  
2    a storey of a building  
the second floor     
3    a flat bottom surface in or on any structure  
the floor of a lift, a dance floor     
4    the bottom surface of a tunnel, cave, river, sea, etc.  
5      (Mining)   an underlying stratum  
6      (Nautical)   the bottom, or the lowermost framing members at the bottom, of a vessel  
7    that part of a legislative hall in which debate and other business is conducted  
8    the right to speak in a legislative or deliberative body (esp. in the phrases get, have, or be given the floor)  
9    the room in a stock exchange where trading takes place  
10    the earth; ground  
11    a minimum price charged or paid  
a wage floor     
12    take the floor   to begin dancing on a dance floor  
13    to cover with or construct a floor  
14    tr   to knock to the floor or ground  
15    tr  
Informal   to disconcert, confound, or defeat  
to be floored by a problem     
     (Old English flor; related to Old Norse florr, Middle Low German vlor floor, Latin planus level, Greek planan to cause to wander)  

first floor  
1      (Brit)   the floor or storey of a building immediately above the ground floor,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    second floor  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)      another term for       ground floor  
floor leader  
      n     (U.S. government)   a member of a legislative body who organizes his party's activities  
floor manager  
1    the stage manager employed in the production of a television programme  
2    a person in overall charge of one floor of a large shop or department store  
floor plan  
      n   a drawing to scale of the arrangement of rooms on one floor of a building  
   Compare       elevation       5  
floor show  
      n   a series of entertainments, such as singing, dancing, and comedy acts, performed in a nightclub  
floor trading  
      n   trading by personal contact on the floor of a market or exchange  
   Compare       screen trading  
ground floor  
1    the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground  
2    get in on (or start from) the ground floor  
a    to enter a business, organization, etc., at the lowest level  
b    to be in a project, undertaking, etc., from its inception  
ocean floor spreading  
      n      another term for       seafloor spreading  
second floor  
1      (Brit)   the storey of a building immediately above the first and two floors up from the ground,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    third floor  
2       the U.S. and Canadian term for       first floor  
shop floor  
1    the part of a factory housing the machines and men directly involved in production  
a    workers, esp. factory workers organized in a union  
b    (as modifier)  
shop-floor protest     
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      n   level, stage, storey, tier  
      vb     (figurative)   baffle, beat, bewilder, bowl over     (informal)   bring up short, confound, conquer, deck     (slang)   defeat, discomfit, disconcert, dumbfound, faze, knock down, nonplus, overthrow, perplex, prostrate, puzzle, stump, throw     (informal)  

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floordrobe n.
informal term used for describing a pile of clothes left on the floor

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defeat someone with arguments during a discussion; knock out [Fig.]
acronym for Rolling On Floor Laughing
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