floor

Definition:

(n.) The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.

(n.) 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.

(n.) The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.

(n.) A story of a building. See Story.

(n.) The part of the house assigned to the members.

(n.) The right to speak.

(n.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.

(n.) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

(n.) A horizontal, flat ore body.

(v. t.) To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

(v. t.) 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.

(v. t.) To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.

Related Terms:

answer, assign, assigned, beam, bottom, brid, bridge, college, conclusive, deposit, examination, finis, finish, gird, girder, horizon, horizontal, horizontally, horn, keel, keels, keelson, knock, level, movable, movables, nock, oppone, opponent, platform, pone, ponent, ported, ratified, retort, signed, sile, silence, stories, stratified, strike, supported, tally, tories, travel, underlying, walk, y level

Embedded:

cornfloor, ground floor

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