floor /ˈflor, ˈflɔr/
floor /ˈflo(ə)r, ˈflɔ(ə)r/ 名詞
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; as, the gentleman from Iowa has the floor. [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.
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.
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.
n 1: the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or
hallway); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"
2: structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a
single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the
office on?" [syn: level, storey, story]
3: a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"
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
9: a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done;
"he is a floor trader" [syn: trading floor]
v 1: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored
when I heard that I was promoted" [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]