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English noun: floor

1. floor (artifact) the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)

SamplesThey needed rugs to cover the bare floors.
We spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent.


Broader (hypernym)horizontal surface, level

Narrower (hyponym)bell deck, dance floor, floorboard, parquet, parquet floor, truck bed

Part meronymhall, hallway, room

2. floor (artifact) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

SamplesWhat level is the office on?.

Synonymslevel, storey, story

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)attic, basement, cellar, entresol, first floor, garret, ground floor, ground level, loft, loft, mezzanine, mezzanine floor

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

3. floor (communication) a lower limit

SamplesThe government established a wage floor.


Broader (hypernym)control

Narrower (hyponym)price floor, wage floor

4. floor (object) the ground on which people and animals move about

SamplesThe fire spared the forest floor.

Broader (hypernym)dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma

5. floor (object) the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water

Broader (hypernym)Earth's surface, surface

Part meronymlake

6. floor (object) the lower inside surface of any hollow structure

SamplesThe floor of the pelvis.
The floor of the cave.

Broader (hypernym)Earth's surface, surface

Part meronymcave

7. floor (group) the occupants of a floor

SamplesThe whole floor complained about the lack of heat.

Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering

8. floor (attribute) the parliamentary right to address an assembly

SamplesThe chairman granted him the floor.

Broader (hypernym)right

9. floor (artifact) the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business

SamplesThere was a motion from the floor.

Broader (hypernym)hall

10. floor (artifact) a large room in a exchange where the trading is done

SamplesHe is a floor trader.

Synonymstrading floor

Broader (hypernym)room

Part meronymexchange

English verb: floor

1. floor (emotion) surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

SamplesI was floored when I heard that I was promoted.

ExamplesThe bad news will floor him, The good news will floor her, The performance is likely to floor Sue

Synonymsball over, blow out of the water, shock, take aback

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)surprise

Narrower (hyponym)galvanise, galvanize, startle

2. floor (contact) knock down with force

SamplesHe decked his opponent.

ExamplesThe fighter managed to floor his opponent

Synonymscoldcock, deck, dump, knock down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat

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