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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Floor  \Floor\,  n.  [AS.  fl?r;  akin  to  D.  vloer  G.  flur  field, 
  floor,  entrance  hall,  Icel.  fl?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. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  The  surface,  or  the  platform,  of  a  structure  on  which  we 
  walk  or  travel;  as  the  floor  of  a  bridge. 
 
  4.  A  story  of  a  building.  See  {Story}. 
 
  5.  (Legislative  Assemblies) 
  a  The  part  of  the  house  assigned  to  the  members. 
  b  The  right  to  speak.  [U.S.] 
 
  Note:  Instead  of  he  has  the  floor,  the  English  say  he  is  in 
  possession  of  the  house. 
 
  6.  (Naut.)  That  part  of  the  bottom  of  a  vessel  on  each  side 
  of  the  keelson  which  is  most  nearly  horizontal. 
 
  7.  (Mining) 
  a  The  rock  underlying  a  stratified  or  nearly  horizontal 
  deposit. 
  b  A  horizontal,  flat  ore  body.  --Raymond. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  strike  down  or  lay  level  with  the  floor;  to  knock  down 
  hence  to  silence  by  a  conclusive  answer  or  retort;  as  to 
  floor  an  opponent. 
 
  Floored  or  crushed  by  him  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  To  finish  or  make  an  end  of  as  to  floor  a  college 
  examination.  [Colloq.] 
 
  I've  floored  my  little-go  work  --T.  Hughes. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  floor 
  n  1:  the  inside  lower  horizontal  surface  (as  of  a  room  or 
  hallway);  "they  needed  rugs  to  cover  the  bare  floors" 
  [syn:  {flooring}] 
  2:  a  room  or  set  of  rooms  comprising  a  single  level  of  a 
  multi-level  building;  "what  level  is  the  office  on?"  [syn: 
  {level},  {storey},  {story}] 
  3:  a  lower  limit:  "the  government  established  a  wage  floor" 
  [syn:  {base}] 
  4:  the  ground  on  which  people  and  animals  move  about  "the  fire 
  spared  the  forest  floor" 
  5:  the  bottom  surface  of  any  a  cave  or  lake  etc 
  6:  the  occupants  of  a  floor;  "the  whole  floor  complained  about 
  the  lack  of  heat" 
  7:  the  parliamentary  right  to  address  an  assembly;  "the 
  chairman  granted  him  the  floor" 
  8:  the  legislative  hall  where  members  debate  and  vote  and 
  conduct  other  business;  "there  was  a  motion  from  the 
  floor" 
  9:  a  large  room  in  a  stock  exchange  where  the  trading  is  done 
  "he  is  a  floor  trader" 
  v  1:  surprise  greatly;  knock  someone's  socks  off  [syn:  {shock},  {stun}, 
  {ball  over},  {blow  out  of  the  water},  {take  aback}] 
  2:  knock  down  with  force;  "He  decked  his  opponent"  [syn:  {deck}, 
  {coldcock},  {dump},  {knock  down}] 




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