flooring

[ flawr-ing, flohr- ]
/ ˈflɔr ɪŋ, ˈfloʊr- /

noun

floors collectively.
materials for making floors.

Origin of flooring

First recorded in 1615–25; floor + -ing1

Related forms

un·der·floor·ing, noun

Definition for flooring (2 of 2)

floor

[ flawr, flohr ]
/ flɔr, floʊr /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of floor

before 900; Middle English flor, Old English flōr; cognate with Old Norse flōr, Middle Low German vlōr, Middle High German vluor (German Flur)

Related forms

floor·less, adjectiveun·der·floor, nounun·floor, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for flooring (1 of 2)

flooring

/ (ˈflɔːrɪŋ) /

noun

the material used in making a floor, esp the surface material
another word for floor (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for flooring (2 of 2)

floor

/ (flɔː) /

noun

verb

Word Origin for floor

Old English flōr; related to Old Norse flōrr, Middle Low German vlōr floor, Latin plānus level, Greek planan to cause to wander
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Idioms and Phrases with flooring

floor


see ground floor; mop up the floor with; sink through the floor; take the floor; walk the floor.

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