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definition of the word floor

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Floor (disambiguation)


Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
main q greatly #981: floor example class century

Old English flōr. Cognate with Dutch vloer, German Flurfield, floor, entrance hall’, Swedish flor ‘floor of a cow stall’. Perhaps related to Irish urlár, Gaelic làr ‘floor, ground, earth’, Welsh llawr.



floor (plural floors)

  1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.
    The room has a wooden floor.
  2. The lower inside surface of a hollow space.
    Many sunken ships rest on the ocean floor.
    The floor of a cave served the refugees as a home.
    (archaeology) The pit floor showed where a ring of post holes had been.
  3. A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.
  4. The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.
    Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.
  5. A storey/story of a building.
    For years we lived on the third floor.
  6. In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
  7. (US) Hence, the right to speak at a given time in a legislative assembly.
    Will the senator from Arizona yield the floor?
    The mayor often gives a lobbyist the floor.
  8. (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
  9. (mining) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  10. (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body.
  11. (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.
    The floor of 4.5 is 4.

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