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Definition 1: the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure) - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
  • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line

"park the car on the level"

(... is a kind of floor ) a floor under the bells of an open belfry

(... is a kind of floor ) a bare floor polished for dancing

(... is a kind of floor ) the floor of an automobile

(... is a kind of floor ) a floor made of parquetry

(... is a kind of floor ) the floor or bottom of a wagon or truck or trailer

(... is part of floor) an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open

"the elevators were at the end of the hall"

(... is part of floor) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

Definition 2: a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what level is the office on?

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of floor ) the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

(... is a kind of floor ) the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building

(... is a kind of floor ) floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

(... is a kind of floor ) floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

(... is a kind of floor ) intermediate floor just above the ground floor

(... is part of floor) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 3: a large room in a exchange where the trading is done - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a floor trader

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

"the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"

(... is part of floor) a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members

Definition 4: the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was a motion from the floor

(floor is a kind of ...) a large room for gatherings or entertainment

"lecture hall" "pool hall"

Definition 5: the parliamentary right to address an assembly - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the chairman granted him the floor

(floor is a kind of ...) an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature

"they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights" "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people" "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"

Definition 6: a lower limit - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the government established a wage floor

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.

"they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"

(... is a kind of floor ) floor below which prices are not allowed to fall

"the government used price supports to maintain the price floor"

(... is a kind of floor ) floor below which wages are not allowed to fall

Definition 7: the occupants of a floor - [noun denoting group]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the whole floor complained about the lack of heat

(floor is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

Definition 8: the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water - [noun denoting object]

(floor is a kind of ...) the outermost level of the land or sea

"earthquakes originate far below the surface" "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"

(... is part of floor) a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land

Definition 9: the ground on which people and animals move about - [noun denoting object]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the fire spared the forest floor

(floor is a kind of ...) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

Definition 10: the lower inside surface of any hollow structure - [noun denoting object]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the floor of the pelvis
  • the floor of the cave

(floor is a kind of ...) the outermost level of the land or sea

"earthquakes originate far below the surface" "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"

(... is part of floor) a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea

Definition 11: knock down with force - [verb of contact]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He decked his opponent

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) hit repeatedly

"beat on the door" "beat the table with his shoe"

Definition 12: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off - [verb of emotion]

Samples where floor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

Synonyms for floor in the sense of this definition

(floor is a kind of ...) cause to be surprised

"The news really surprised me"

(... is a kind of floor ) to stimulate to action

"the loud noise startled him awake" "galvanized into action"

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