- the bottom of a hull.
- any of a number of deep, transverse framing members at the bottom of a steel or iron hull, generally interrupted by and joined to any vertical keel or keelsons.
- the lowermost member of a frame in a wooden vessel.
verb (used with object)
- floodlight projector,
- floor broker,
- floor exercise,
- floor furnace,
- floor lamp,
- floor leader
Origin of floor
Examples from the Web for floor
It was a Senate floor soap opera over none other than a soap-opera producer.
When I saw the fire in the restaurant, I ran down to the floor below, where I was trapped between flames above and below.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Twin girls, Greta and Grace, run around the floor in circles, wearing pink playsuits with tiny pink wings attached.
We lived in a coed dorm, with the first and third floors housing the young men, and the second floor housing the girls.
I had no idea what time it was or how long I had been on the second floor.
The rooms are lofty, and all on one floor, because the Burmese do not like to live in rooms with people above.From Edinburgh to India & Burmah|William G. Burn Murdoch
When he heard him ring the bell on the second floor, an uneasy expression came over his face.The Goose Man|Jacob Wassermann
Shaughnessy, with a haggard glance at the motionless form on the floor, rose and walked uncertainly to an easy chair.The Lash|Olin L. Lyman
An officer of Uhlans took me in and shared his bed on the floor of a cabin.Twenty Years in Europe|Samuel H. M. Byers
There was a movement in the dark, and she was kneeling on the floor by his chair.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
Word Origin for floor
Old English flor "floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.)," from Proto-Germanic *floruz "floor" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor "floor," Middle High German vluor, German Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros "flat surface" (cf. Welsh llawr "ground"), enlarged from *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).
Meaning "level of a house" is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo "floor" is from Latin solum "bottom, ground, soil;" German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.
see ground floor; mop up the floor with; sink through the floor; take the floor; walk the floor.