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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.


Synonymsflooring


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.


Synonymsbase


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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