- 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 floored
“I am just floored by this,” Jo Farrell, now 83, told The Denver Post eight years ago when the allegations first surfaced.
“I was floored,” says neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer, who had contacted Batista for the event.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Michelle Cottle|September 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We are hip to your covert, altruistic acts, but there are many close to you who will be floored by your stealthy, saintly ways.
Lipsyte was floored that Talese would place that kind of bet on a young writer, and he stayed at the Times.
Ive done well with Latin and fairly well with Greek, but, whisper, English has me floored.For the Honor of the School|Ralph Henry Barbour
I didn't do much more than cover current expenses; and you got floored immediately.The Wrecker|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
We floored it with balsam boughs, hung its walls with our "traps," and sent the smoke curling again from its disused chimney.In the Catskills|John Burroughs
I ain't much on the puttin' together, anyhow, an' this was such a whale of a scheme it had me floored.Flood Tide|Sara Ware Bassett
He will either admit he is floored, or else he will emit a dense fog of words.Socialism: Positive and Negative|Robert Rives La Monte
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.