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Usage statistics for the noun floor:

conversational speech67.59%task-oriented speech32.41% imaginative writing77.72%informational writing22.28%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun floor:

flooringstoreyfloorstorylevel
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The word floor is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun floor

What does floor mean as a name of something?

Floor is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.View more statistics!

noun - plural: floors

  1. the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    • examples: they needed rugs to cover the bare floors | we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of floor: flooring
    • more generic terms: horizontal surface / level = a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line
    • more specific terms:
    • 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
  2. a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of floor: level / storey / story
    • more generic words: construction / structure = a thing constructed
    • more specific terms:
      • basement / cellar = the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level
      • ground floor / ground level / first floor = the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
      • garret / attic / loft = floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof
      • loft = floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
      • mezzanine floor / mezzanine / entresol = intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    • part of: building / edifice = a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place
  3. a lower limit
    • example: the government established a wage floor
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of floor: base
    • more generic word: control = the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
    • more specific terms:
      • price floor = floor below which prices are not allowed to fall
      • wage floor = floor below which wages are not allowed to fall
  4. the ground on which people and animals move about
  5. the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: Earth's surface / surface = the outermost level of the land or sea
    • part of: lake = a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
  6. the lower inside surface of any hollow structure
    • examples: the floor of the pelvis | the floor of the cave
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • more generic terms: Earth's surface / surface = the outermost level of the land or sea
    • part of: cave = a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  7. the occupants of a floor
    • example: the whole floor complained about the lack of heat
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic words: assemblage / gathering = a group of persons together in one place
  8. the parliamentary right to address an assembly
    • example: the chairman granted him the floor
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic word: right = an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature
  9. the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
    • example: there was a motion from the floor
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: hall = a large room for gatherings or entertainment
  10. a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
    • example: he is a floor trader
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of floor: trading floor
    • more generic word: room = an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • part of: exchange = a workplace for buying and selling

Alternative definition of the noun floor

noun

  1. The bottom or lower part of any room; the supporting surface of a room.
  2. The lower inside surface of a hollow space.
  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.
  5. A storey/story of a building.
  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.
  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.
  12. [gymnastics] An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface.

Specialised definition of the noun floor

Glossary of finance / investment

a trading area for investors who participate and bid in auctions

the lowest limit

Definition of the verb floor

What does floor mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: floored | flooring | floors

  1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
  2. knock down with force
    • example: The fighter managed to floor his opponent
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of floor: coldcock / deck / dump / knock down
    • more generic word: beat = hit repeatedly

Alternative definition of the verb floor

verb

  1. To cover or furnish with a floor.
  2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.
  3. To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.
  4. To amaze or greatly surprise.
  5. [colloquial] To finish or make an end of.

Group

Floor is an American doom/stoner band from Miami, Florida, United States.

Music

  1. "FLOOR" is a composition.
  2. "Floor" is a composition.
  3. "Floor" is a musical EP of Carl Craig.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  4. "Floor" is a musical album of Floor.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  5. "Floor": Floor was the first full length album by the Florida stoner doom band Floor after many EP releases.

Artwork

"Floor" is an artwork by Hilary Lloyd displayed in her 2011 Turner Prize exhibition.

Character

Floor is a fictional character from the 1983 film De Zwarte Ruiter.

Miscellanea

  1. Floor: A floor is the walking surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces using modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can support the expected load.
  2. Floor: In gymnastics, the floor refers to a specially prepared exercise surface, which is considered an apparatus. It is used by both male and female gymnasts. The event in gymnastics performed on floor is called floor exercise. The English abbreviation for the event in gymnastics scoring is FX.
    • also known as 自由体操
  3. The floor of a legislature or chamber is the place where members sit and make speeches. When a person is speaking there formally, they are said to have the floor. The House of Commons and the House of Lords In the United Kingdom, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate all have "floors" with established procedures and protocols.

Phrases with Floor

Phrases starting with the word Floor:

  1. Floor It
  2. floor wax
  3. floor lamp
  4. floor plan
  5. floor show
  6. floor tile
  7. Floor-Plan
  8. floor board
  9. floor cover
  10. floor joist
  11. Floor hockey

Phrases ending with the word Floor:

  1. fly floor
  2. sea floor
  3. shop floor
  4. wage floor
  5. dance floor
  6. first floor
  7. ocean floor
  8. price floor
  9. sales floor

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Floor

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Google previewThe Cousins (2015)

In Paradise by Amethyst E. Manual

The 8th floor is a ballroom and entertainment center.

Google previewThe American Stationer (1893)

The first Moor contains the offices, city department and sample rooms; the second floor is the shipping room, where...

Google previewThe Complete Ascension Manual (1994)

by Joshua David Stone

The bottom floor is a social hall for the citizens of the city.

Google previewBee-Inspired Protocol Engineering (2008)

From Nature to Networks by Muddassar Farooq

The entrance floor is an interface to the lower MAC layer, while the packing floor is an interface to the upper transport layer. The dance floor contains the foragers and the routing information to route ...

Google previewToday's P.I.T.S! (2010)

by Alan Graham

Your floor is the epitome of a home's beauty. It is the costliest, most visible area throughout a home; even more so than an extravagant kitchen! Flooring supersedes furniture (and its placements), paint colors and lighting as well. After all, your ...

Google previewAbingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Ruth (2012)

by Judy Fentress-Williams

Theological Analysis The encounter between Ruth and Boaz on the threshing floor is a turning point in the narrative. Like the encounter between Ruth and Naomi in chapter 1, it has implications for the remainder of the narrative. In it, the ...

Google previewThe Genealogy of Violence (2001)

Reflections on Creation, Freedom, and Evil by Charles K. Bellinger

It is as if the human being were like a house with a basement and two floors; the basement is the level of the instinctual, the physical (programmed responses to external stimuli); the first floor is the psychical, the cultural (thought enters in, but ...

Google previewClinical Gynecology (2015)

by Eric J. Bieber, Joseph S. Sanfilippo, Ira R. Horowitz, Mahmood I. Shafi

The pelvic floor is the term used to describe the structures between the pelvic peritoneum and vulvar skin that support the pelvic...

In the alive woman, the pelvic floor is an active structure that functions to retain the pelvic organs in the correct ...

Google previewMicroeconomics (2013)

by Roger A. Arnold

4—2b Price Floor: EXHIBIT 3 Definition and Effects A price floor is a government- mandated minimum price below which legal trades cannot be made. For example, suppose the government mandates that the minimum price at which good X ...

Google previewMacroeconomics (2015)

by Roger A. Arnold

4-2b Price Floor: Definition and Effects A price floor is a government-mandated minimum price below which legal trades cannot be made. For example, suppose the government mandates that the minimum price at which good X can be sold is ...

Google previewGreen Your Home (2008)

The Complete Guide to Making Your New Or Existing Home Environmentally Healthy by Jeanne Roberts

The only real problem you may encounter with a hardwood floor is a tendency for the planks to shrink or warp in the presence of moisture, which causes squeaking and crackling. You can avoid these problems by controlling the humidity in ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms, 9th ed. (2014)

by John Downes, Jordan Goodman

FLOOR in general, the lower limit of something. In securities, the part of a stock exchange where active trading takes place or the price at which a STOP LOSS order is activated. See also FLOOR BROKER. FLOOR BROKER member of an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Alternative Investments (2008)

by Greg N. Gregoriou

Plattsburgh, New York, USA Floor broker is an investment professional whose firm is a member of an exchange, typically a stock exchange, and who helps clients buy and sell securities on the floor of ...

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

FLOOR in general, the lower limit of something. In securities, the part of a stock exchange where active trading takes place or the price at which a STOP LOSS order is activated. See also FLOOR BROKER. FLOOR BROKER member of an ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2009)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Forms floor for brain to rest on and helmet-like covering over it Frontal l ...

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Usage statistics about floor

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun floor:

conversational speech67.59%task-oriented speech32.41% imaginative writing77.72%informational writing22.28%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun floor:

flooringstoreyfloorstorylevel

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb floor:

deckfloorshockdump

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Sign language

Floor in Baby Sign Language, ASL

Your baby can easily learn from you to sign Floor. Learn how to teach your baby to sign Floor {on the go} with ASL {without flashcards}. Post a video of your baby ...

Quotes about Floor

It is the floor on which water flows
By its unevenness;
It is the floor that resists its flow,
By its roughness.
The society is the floor for humans,
Boosting and curbing one’s spirit.
11.06.2009 (Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar)
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Scrabble value of F4L1O1O1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FLOOR

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  • FLORO

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