(noun, verb)


1. 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

Similar word(s): flooring

Definition categories: man–made, level

2. a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

Similar word(s): level, storey, story

Definition categories: man–made, construction, structure

3. a lower limit

- the government established a wage floor

Similar word(s): base

Definition categories: communication, control

4. the ground on which people and animals move about

- the fire spared the forest floor

Definition categories: object, earth, ground, land

5. the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water

Definition categories: object, surface

6. the lower inside surface of any hollow structure

- the floor of the pelvis

- the floor of the cave

Definition categories: object, surface

7. the occupants of a floor

- the whole floor complained about the lack of heat

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

8. the parliamentary right to address an assembly

- the chairman granted him the floor

Definition categories: attribute, right

9. the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business

- there was a motion from the floor

Definition categories: man–made, hall

10. a large room in a exchange where the trading is done

- he is a floor trader

Definition categories: man–made, room

Sentences with floor as a noun:

- The room has a wooden floor.

- Many sunken ships rest on the ocean floor.

- The floor of a cave served the refugees as a home.

- The pit floor showed where a ring of post holes had been.

- Wooden planks of the old bridge's floor were nearly rotten.

- For years we lived on the third floor.

- Will the senator from Arizona yield the floor?

- The mayor often gives a lobbyist the floor.

- The floor of 4.5 is 4.


1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

- I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

Similar word(s): shock

Definition categories: emotion, surprise

2. knock down with force

Similar word(s): coldcock, deck, dump

Definition categories: contact, beat

Sentences with floor as a verb:

- floor a house with pine boards

- floor an opponent

- We were floored by his confession.

- floor a college examination