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FLOOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does floor mean? 

FLOOR (noun)
  The noun FLOOR has 9 senses:

1. the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway)
2. a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
3. a lower limit
4. the ground on which people and animals move about
5. the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.
6. the occupants of a floor
7. the parliamentary right to address an assembly
8. the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
9. a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done

  Familiarity information: FLOOR used as a noun is familiar.


FLOOR (verb)
  The verb FLOOR has 2 senses:

1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
2. knock down with force

  Familiarity information: FLOOR used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FLOOR (noun)


Sense 1floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

floor; flooring

Context example:

they needed rugs to cover the bare floors

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

horizontal surface; level (a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "floor"):

bell deck (a floor under the bells of an open belfry)

truck bed (the floor or bottom of a wagon or truck or trailer)

parquet; parquet floor (a floor made of parquetry)

floorboard (the floor of an automobile)

dance floor (a bare floor polished for dancing)

Holonyms ("floor" is a part of...):

hall; hallway (an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open)

room (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling)


Sense 2floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

storey; floor; story; level

Context example:

what level is the office on?

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "floor"):

basement; cellar (the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage)

entresol; mezzanine; mezzanine floor (intermediate floor just above the ground floor)

first floor; ground floor; ground level (the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building)

attic; garret; loft (floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage)

loft (floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space)

Holonyms ("floor" is a part of...):

building; edifice (a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place)


Sense 3floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A lower limit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

floor; base

Context example:

the government established a wage floor

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

control (the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "floor"):

price floor (floor below which prices are not allowed to fall)

wage floor (floor below which wages are not allowed to fall)


Sense 4floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ground on which people and animals move about

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Context example:

the fire spared the forest floor

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

dry land; earth; ground; land; solid ground; terra firma (the solid part of the earth's surface)


Sense 5floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

Earth's surface; surface (the outermost level of the land or sea)

Holonyms ("floor" is a part of...):

cave (a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea)


Sense 6floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occupants of a floor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the whole floor complained about the lack of heat

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


Sense 7floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The parliamentary right to address an assembly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

the chairman granted him the floor

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

right (an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature)


Sense 8floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

there was a motion from the floor

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

hall (a large room for gatherings or entertainment)


Sense 9floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

trading floor; floor

Context example:

he is a floor trader

Hypernyms ("floor" is a kind of...):

room (an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling)


FLOOR (verb)


Sense 1floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

shock; floor; blow out of the water; ball over; take aback; stun

Context example:

I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

Hypernyms (to "floor" is one way to...):

surprise (cause to be surprised)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "floor"):

galvanise; galvanize; startle (to stimulate to action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will floor him
The good news will floor her
The performance is likely to floor Sue


Sense 2floor [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Knock down with force

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

coldcock; floor; knock down; deck; dump

Context example:

He decked his opponent

Hypernyms (to "floor" is one way to...):

beat (hit repeatedly)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to floor his opponent


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