Floor (?), n. [AS. flr; akin to D. vloer, G. flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. flr floor of a cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W. llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]
The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
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.
The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
A story of a building. See Story.
5. Legislative Assemblies (a)
The part of the house assigned to the members.
The right to speak.
⇒ Instead of he has the floor, the English say, he is in possession of the house.
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.
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.
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Floor, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Floored (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Flooring.]
To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
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.
To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.
I've floored my little-go work.
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