- 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 formsfloor·less, adjectiveun·der·floor, nounun·floor, verb (used with object)
British Dictionary definitions for take the floor
Word Origin for floor
Idioms and Phrases with take the floor (1 of 2)
take the floor
Rise to speak formally to an assembled group, as in After that long introduction, the treasurer took the floor. This idiom uses floor in the sense of “right to speak,” in turn derived from its meaning as the part of the legislature from which members address the group. [c. 1800]
Idioms and Phrases with take the floor (2 of 2)
see ground floor; mop up the floor with; sink through the floor; take the floor; walk the floor.