Origin of flooring
- 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
Examples from the Web for flooring
Historical Examples of flooring
Lay some more down in the centre as a flooring for the performers.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
By now the second man had his knee upon the edge of flooring.Fair Margaret
H. Rider Haggard
It was a long, bare room, newly boarded as to ceiling, flooring and walls.The Trail of a Sourdough
May Kellogg Sullivan
I had no doubt that the bridge was down, or, if not, that its flooring was torn up.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
But all his attempts to cross that tongue of flooring had been vetoed by the guards.
Word Origin for floor
"materials of a floor," 1620s, verbal noun from floor (v.).
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.