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 13 — ist ein 1991 von Virgin Interactive veröffentlichtes Computerspiel für DOS Betriebssysteme. Das Spiel selbst ist im Vereinigten Königreich angesiedelt und versetzt den Spieler in die Rolle des Chefs einer fiktiven Regierungsbehörde, die als… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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

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