- 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)
Origin of floor
Related Words for flooredbaffle, stump, dumbfound, bewilder, level, beat, overthrow, puzzle, drop, disconcert, down, discomfit, fell, conquer, flatten, defeat, prostrate, nonplus, throw, ground
Examples from the Web for floored
Contemporary Examples of floored
“I am just floored by this,” Jo Farrell, now 83, told The Denver Post eight years ago when the allegations first surfaced.‘I Saved My Friend From Bill Cosby’
December 3, 2014
“I was floored,” says neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer, who had contacted Batista for the event.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista
November 9, 2013
She says she went in assuming progress would be made but was floored by “the unanimous support” from the full committee.LGBT Caucus Finds Cause for Celebration at the Democratic Convention
September 4, 2012
We are hip to your covert, altruistic acts, but there are many close to you who will be floored by your stealthy, saintly ways.The Stars Predict Your Week
Starsky + Cox
September 10, 2011
Lipsyte was floored that Talese would place that kind of bet on a young writer, and he stayed at the Times.On the Peninsula
April 25, 2011
Historical Examples of floored
I turned and floored a feller that was too pressing, and hollered it was all right too.Stories of a Western Town
It was a bare place, a shed which had been a stable and was now floored and ceiled.The Christian
As well as I could see by the light of the candle, it was floored, and panelled with black oak.A Master of Mysteries
L. T. Meade
He floored me at Brasenose: but I bear the old cock no malice.The Adventures of Harry Revel
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I thought that would have floored even Talleyrand; but not at all.The Rose of Old St. Louis
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.