floor

A floor is the surface at the very bottom, or base, of a room. When you lie on your back on the floor, you are looking up at the ceiling.

Your living room floor might be covered with carpet, while the floor of your tent is probably canvas or nylon. While a floor is the bottom of a structure, it's also the lowest surface of the ocean: "Crabs scuttle across the ocean floor." If you live in a dorm or stay in a hotel, your floor is the level of the building where your room is located. Informally, if something floors you, it confounds or confuses you.

Definitions of floor
  1. noun
    the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    “they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    “we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent”
    synonyms: flooring
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    bell deck
    a floor under the bells of an open belfry
    dance floor
    a bare floor polished for dancing
    floorboard
    the floor of an automobile
    parquet, parquet floor
    a floor made of parquetry
    truck bed
    the floor or bottom of a wagon or truck or trailer
    flatbed
    an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects
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    horizontal surface, level
    a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
  2. noun
    the lower inside surface of any hollow structure
    “the floor of the pelvis”
    “the floor of the cave”
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    Earth's surface, surface
    the outermost level of the land or sea
  3. noun
    the ground on which people and animals move about
    “the fire spared the forest floor
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    dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma
    the solid part of the earth's surface
  4. noun
    the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
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    Earth's surface, surface
    the outermost level of the land or sea
  5. noun
    a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    synonyms: level, storey, story
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    basement, cellar
    the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
    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
    entresol, mezzanine, mezzanine floor
    intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    artist's loft
    a factory loft that has been converted into an artist's workroom and living area
    cellarage
    a storage area in a cellar
    cockloft
    a small loft or garret
    hayloft, haymow, mow
    a loft in a barn where hay is stored
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    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  6. noun
    the occupants of a floor
    “the whole floor complained about the lack of heat”
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    assemblage, gathering
    a group of persons together in one place
  7. noun
    a lower limit
    “the government established a wage floor
    synonyms: base
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    price floor
    floor below which prices are not allowed to fall
    wage floor
    floor below which wages are not allowed to fall
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    control
    the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
  8. noun
    the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
    “there was a motion from the floor
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    hall
    a large room for gatherings or entertainment
  9. noun
    the parliamentary right to address an assembly
    “the chairman granted him the floor
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    right
    an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
  10. noun
    a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
    “he is a floor trader”
    synonyms: trading floor
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    room
    an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
  11. verb
    surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    “I was floored when I heard that I was promoted”
    synonyms: ball over, blow out of the water, shock, startle, take aback
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    galvanise, galvanize, startle
    to stimulate to action
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    surprise
    cause to be surprised
  12. verb
    knock down with force
    synonyms: coldcock, deck, dump, knock down
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    beat
    hit repeatedly
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