Floor

Definition of Floor

Pronunciation: flōr
n.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) The part of the house assigned to the members.
6.(Naut.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
7.(Mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
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.
v. t.1.To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
[imp. & p. p. Floored ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flooring.]
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.
I've floored my little-go work.
- T. Hughes.

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