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a. The surface of a room on which one stands.
b. The lower or supporting surface of a structure.
a. A story or level of a building.
b. The occupants of such a story: The entire floor complained about the noise.
a. A level surface or area used for a specified purpose: a dance floor; a threshing floor.
b. Basketball The court viewed as the playing area for taking free throws, in contrast to the foul line: The forwards made only six shots from the floor.
4. The surface of a structure on which vehicles travel.
a. The part of a legislative chamber or meeting hall where members are seated and from which they speak.
b. The right to address an assembly, as granted under parliamentary procedure.
c. The body of assembly members: a motion from the floor.
6. The part of a room or building where the principal business or work takes place, especially:
a. The area of an exchange where securities are traded.
b. The part of a retail store in which merchandise is displayed and sales are made.
c. The area of a factory where the product is manufactured or assembled.
7. The ground or lowermost surface, as of a forest or ocean.
8. A lower limit or base: a pricing floor; a bidding floor.
tr.v. floored, floor·ing, floors
1. To provide with a floor.
2. Informal To press (the accelerator of a motor vehicle) to the floor.
a. To knock down.
b. To stun; overwhelm: The very idea floored me.

[Middle English flor, from Old English flōr; see pelə- in Indo-European roots.]

floor′er n.


1. (Building) Also called: flooring the inner lower surface of a room
2. (Building) a storey of a building: the second floor.
3. (Civil Engineering) a flat bottom surface in or on any structure: the floor of a lift; a dance floor.
4. the bottom surface of a tunnel, cave, river, sea, etc
5. (Mining & Quarrying) mining an underlying stratum
6. (Nautical Terms) nautical the bottom, or the lowermost framing members at the bottom, of a vessel
7. (Parliamentary Procedure) that part of a legislative hall in which debate and other business is conducted
8. (Parliamentary Procedure) the right to speak in a legislative or deliberative body (esp in the phrases get, have, or be given the floor)
9. (Stock Exchange) the room in a stock exchange where trading takes place
10. the earth; ground
11. (Commerce) a minimum price charged or paid: a wage floor.
12. (Dancing) take the floor to begin dancing on a dance floor
13. (Building) to cover with or construct a floor
14. (tr) to knock to the floor or ground
15. (tr) informal to disconcert, confound, or defeat: to be floored by a problem.
[Old English flōr; related to Old Norse flōrr, Middle Low German vlōr floor, Latin plānus level, Greek planan to cause to wander]


(flɔr, floʊr)

1. the part of a room that forms its lower enclosing surface and upon which one walks.
2. a continuous supporting surface extending horizontally throughout a building and constituting one level or stage in the structure; story.
3. a level supporting surface in any structure: the elevator floor.
4. one of two or more layers of material composing a floor.
5. a platform or prepared level area for a particular use: a threshing floor.
6. the bottom of any more or less hollow place: the floor of a tunnel.
7. a more or less flat extent of surface: the floor of the ocean.
8. the part of a legislative chamber, meeting room, etc., where the members sit, and from which they speak.
9. the right of one member to speak from such a place in preference to other members: The senator from Alaska has the floor.
10. the area of a stock or commodity exchange, retail store, etc., where buying and selling or other business is conducted.
11. a base or minimum level: The government established price and wage floors.
12. to cover or furnish with a floor.
13. to bring down to the floor or ground; knock down.
14. to overwhelm; defeat.
15. to surprise and confound; nonplus.
16. to push (the accelerator pedal) down to the floor of a vehicle, for maximum speed or power.
1. mop or wipe the floor with, Informal. to overwhelm completely; defeat.
2. take the floor, to arise to address a meeting.
[before 900; Middle English flor, Old English flōr; c. Middle Low German vlōr, Middle High German vluor, Old Norse flōr]
floor′er, n.
floor′less, adj.


1. 'floor'

The floor of a room is the flat part you walk on.

The book fell to the floor.

A floor of a building is all the rooms on a particular level.

I went up the stairs to the third floor.

You say that something is on a particular floor.

My office is on the second floor.

Be Careful!
Don't say that something is 'in' a particular floor.

2. 'ground'

You don't normally refer to the surface of the earth as the 'floor'. You call it the ground.

He set down his backpack on the ground.
The ground was very wet and muddy.

However, the surface of the earth in a forest is sometimes referred to as the forest floor, and the land under the sea is sometimes called the sea floor or the ocean floor.

The forest floor is not rich in vegetation.
Some species are mainly found on the sea floor.


1. 'storey'

You refer to the different levels in a building as its storeys or floors. If you are saying how many levels a building has, you usually use storeys.

They live in a house with four storeys.
The school is a single-storey building.

'Storey' is spelled story in American English. The plural of story is stories.

The hospital is a six-story building.
The hotel towers are each 30 stories high.
2. 'floor'

If you are talking about a particular level in a building, you usually use floor, not 'storey'. Don't say that something is on a particular 'storey'. You say that it is on a particular floor.

My office is on the second floor.
She rents a ground floor apartment.


Past participle: floored
Gerund: flooring

I floor
you floor
he/she/it floors
we floor
you floor
they floor
I floored
you floored
he/she/it floored
we floored
you floored
they floored
Present Continuous
I am flooring
you are flooring
he/she/it is flooring
we are flooring
you are flooring
they are flooring
Present Perfect
I have floored
you have floored
he/she/it has floored
we have floored
you have floored
they have floored
Past Continuous
I was flooring
you were flooring
he/she/it was flooring
we were flooring
you were flooring
they were flooring
Past Perfect
I had floored
you had floored
he/she/it had floored
we had floored
you had floored
they had floored
I will floor
you will floor
he/she/it will floor
we will floor
you will floor
they will floor
Future Perfect
I will have floored
you will have floored
he/she/it will have floored
we will have floored
you will have floored
they will have floored
Future Continuous
I will be flooring
you will be flooring
he/she/it will be flooring
we will be flooring
you will be flooring
they will be flooring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flooring
you have been flooring
he/she/it has been flooring
we have been flooring
you have been flooring
they have been flooring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flooring
you will have been flooring
he/she/it will have been flooring
we will have been flooring
you will have been flooring
they will have been flooring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flooring
you had been flooring
he/she/it had been flooring
we had been flooring
you had been flooring
they had been flooring
I would floor
you would floor
he/she/it would floor
we would floor
you would floor
they would floor
Past Conditional
I would have floored
you would have floored
he/she/it would have floored
we would have floored
you would have floored
they would have floored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floor - the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)floor - the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"; "we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent"
bell deck - a floor under the bells of an open belfry
dance floor - a bare floor polished for dancing
floorboard - the floor of an automobile
hall, hallway - an interior passage or corridor onto which rooms open; "the elevators were at the end of the hall"
horizontal surface, level - a flat surface at right angles to a plumb line; "park the car on the level"
parquet, parquet floor - a floor made of parquetry
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
truck bed - the floor or bottom of a wagon or truck or trailer
2.floor - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scalefloor - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"
basement, cellar - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
first floor, ground floor, ground level - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
loft - floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
entresol, mezzanine floor, mezzanine - intermediate floor just above the ground floor
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
3.floor - a lower limit; "the government established a wage floor"
control - the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.; "they wanted to repeal all the legislation that imposed economic controls"
price floor - floor below which prices are not allowed to fall; "the government used price supports to maintain the price floor"
wage floor - floor below which wages are not allowed to fall
4.floor - the ground on which people and animals move about; "the fire spared the forest floor"
dry land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, earth, land - the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
5.floor - the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
6.floor - the lower inside surface of any hollow structure; "the floor of the pelvis"; "the floor of the cave"
cave - a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
Earth's surface, surface - the outermost level of the land or sea; "earthquakes originate far below the surface"; "three quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water"
7.floor - the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
8.floor - the parliamentary right to address an assembly; "the chairman granted him the floor"
right - an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"; "Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt; "a right is not something that somebody gives you; it is something that nobody can take away"
9.floor - the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business; "there was a motion from the floor"
hall - a large room for gatherings or entertainment; "lecture hall"; "pool hall"
10.floor - a large room in a exchange where the trading is donefloor - a large room in a exchange where the trading is done; "he is a floor trader"
exchange - a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
Verb1.floor - surprise greatlyfloor - surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off; "I was floored when I heard that I was promoted"
surprise - cause to be surprised; "The news really surprised me"
galvanise, galvanize, startle - to stimulate to action ; "..startled him awake"; "galvanized into action"
2.floor - knock down with force; "He decked his opponent"
beat - hit repeatedly; "beat on the door"; "beat the table with his shoe"


1. ground He's sitting on the floor watching TV.
2. storey, level, stage, tier It's on the fifth floor of the hospital.
1. (Informal) disconcert, stump, baffle, confound, beat, throw (informal), defeat, puzzle, conquer, overthrow, bewilder, perplex, bowl over (informal), faze, discomfit, bring up short, dumbfound, nonplus He was floored by the announcement.
2. knock down, fell, knock over, prostrate, deck (slang) He was floored twice in the second round.
wipe the floor with someone beat, defeat, trounce, run rings around (informal), make mincemeat of (informal), stuff (slang), tank (slang), crush, overwhelm, conquer, overthrow, lick (informal), subdue, rout, overpower, quell, clobber (slang), repulse, outplay, blow out of the water (slang) I'll wipe the floor with you!


1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow:
Slang: deck.
Idiom: lay low.
2. To overwhelm with surprise, wonder, or bewilderment:
طابِقمَصْطَبَه، أرْضِيَّهيَصْرَعيُغَطّي المصْطَبَه أو الأرْضِيَّهأَرْض
patropodlahapodlažípokrýt podlahuposchodí
etagegulvsallægge gulv
burkolemeletpadlópadlóra küld
gólfhæîleggja gólf íslá niîur/í gólfiî
būti priblokštambūti pritrenktamdėti grindisgrindų dangagrindų lenta
grīdalikt grīdunogāzt zemēstāvs
podlahapokryť podlahuzraziť k zemi


A. N
1. (gen) → suelo m; [of room] → suelo m, piso m (LAm); [of sea] → fondo m; (= dance floor) → pista f
a tiled floorun suelo embaldosado
the Floor (St Ex) → el parqué
to cross the floor (of the House)cambiar de adscripción política
to have the floor [speaker] → tener la palabra
to hold the floorhacer uso de la palabra
to take the floor [dancer] → salir a bailar
to wipe the floor with sbdar un buen repaso a algn, hacer picadillo a algn
2. (= storey)
2.1. (Brit) → piso m
the first floorel primer piso
the ground floorla planta baja
the second floorel segundo piso
the top floorel último piso
2.2. (US) → piso m
the first floorla planta baja
the second floorel primer piso
the top floorel último piso
1. [+ room] → solar (with de)
2. (= knock down) [+ opponent] → derribar
3. (= baffle, silence) → dejar sin respuesta
4. (US) (Aut) [+ accelerator] → pisar
C. CPD floor area Nsuperficie f total
floor cloth Nbayeta f
floor covering Ntapiz m para el suelo
floor exercise N (Gymnastics) → ejercicio m de suelo
floor lamp Nlámpara f de pie
floor manager N (in department store) → jefe/a m/f de sección (Cine, TV) → jefe/a mf de plató
floor plan Nplano m, planta f
floor polish Ncera f para suelos
floor polisher Nenceradora f
floor show Ncabaret m
floor space Nespacio m


[room] → sol m
a tiled floor → un sol carrelé
on the floor → par terre
to take the floor [dancer] → aller sur la piste de danse
to fall through the floor [prices, sales] → chuter
to wipe the floor with sb → réduire qn en miettes
(= storey) → étage m
on this floor → à cet étage
on the third floor → au troisième étage
[sea, valley] → fond m
(fig) (at meeting) the floor (= people) → l'assemblée f, les membres mpl de l'assemblée
to have the floor [speaker] → avoir la parole
to take the floor [speaker] → prendre la parole
vt (= knock to the ground) → terrasser
(= baffle) → désorienter
to be floored by sth → être désorienté(e) par qchfloor area n [flat, offices] → surface f au sol


Boden m; (of room)(Fuß)boden m; (= dance floor)Tanzboden m, → Tanzfläche f; ocean floorMeeresgrund m; valley floorTalboden m; stone/tiled floorStein-/Fliesenboden m; to take to the floor (= dance)aufs Parkett or auf den Tanzboden gehen; to take the floor (= speak)das Wort ergreifen; to be given the floor (= speak)das Wort erhalten; to hold or have the floor (speaker)das Wort haben
(= storey: in apartment block etc) → Stock m, → Stockwerk nt; first floor (Brit) → erster Stock; (US) → Erdgeschoss nt, → Erdgeschoß nt (Aus); on the second floor (Brit) → im zweiten Stock; (US) → im ersten Stock
(of prices etc)Minimum nt; property prices have fallen or dropped through the floordie Immobilienpreise sind in den Keller gefallen (inf)
(= main part of chamber)Plenar- or Sitzungssaal m (also Parl); (of stock exchange)Parkett nt; (= people present)Zuhörerschaft f; (Parl) → Abgeordnete pl, → Haus nt; a question from the flooreine Frage aus der Zuhörerschaft; (Brit Parl) → eine Frage aus dem Haus; floor of the House (Brit Parl) → Plenarsaal mdes Unterhauses; to cross the floor (Brit Parl) → die Partei wechseln
room etcmit einem (Fuß)boden versehen
(= knock down) opponentzu Boden schlagen
(= bewilder)verblüffen; (= defeat: question, problem etc) → schaffen (inf); he looked completely flooreder sah völlig perplex aus


floor area
nBodenfläche f
nDiele f, → Bohle f
floor cloth
nScheuer- or Putzlappen m
floor covering
nBodenbelag m
floor debate
n (Parl) → Plenardebatte f
floor exercise
nBodenübung f


floor lamp
nStehlampe f
floor leader
n (US: Parl) → Fraktionsführer(in) m(f)
floor manager
n (in store) → Abteilungsleiter(in) m(f) (im Kaufhaus); (TV) → Aufnahmeleiter(in) m(f)
floor model
n(verbilligtes) Ausstellungsstück
floor plan
nGrundriss m(eines Stockwerkes)
floor polish
nBohnerwachs nt
floor polisher
n (= tool)Bohnerbesen m
floor show
nShow f, → Vorstellung f (im Nachtklub oder Kabarett)
floor space
nStellraum m; if you’ve got a sleeping bag we have plenty of floorwenn du einen Schlafsack hast, wir haben viel Platz auf dem Fußboden
floor tile
n(Fuß)bodenfliese f/-platte f
floor trader
n (St Ex) → Parketthändler(in) m(f)
floor trading
n (St Ex) → Parketthandel m
n (US Comm) → Ladenaufsicht f
floor wax
nBohnerwachs nt


1. n
a. (gen) → suolo; (of room) → pavimento; (of sea, valley) → fondo; (dance floor) → pista (fig) (at meeting) the flooril pubblico
on the floor → per terra, sul pavimento
to take the floor (dancer) → mettersi a ballare
to have the floor (speaker) → prendere la parola
b. (storey) → piano
ground floor (Brit) → pianterreno
on the first floor (Brit) → al primo piano (Am) → al pianterreno
top floor → ultimo piano
2. vt
a. (room) to floor (with)pavimentare (con)
b. (fam) (knock down, opponent) → atterrare; (baffle) → confondere


(floː) noun
1. the surface in a room etc on which one stands or walks.
2. all the rooms on the same level in a building. My office is on the third floor.
1. to make or cover a floor. We've floored the kitchen with plastic tiles.
2. to knock down. He floored him with a powerful blow.
be floored
1. be completely surprised or shocked. We were completely floored by his behavior.
2. to have a floor of. Our bathroom is floored with ceramic tiles.
having a floor or floors (of a particular kind). a stone-floored kitchen.
ˈfloorboard noun
one of the narrow boards used to make a floor.
ˈflooring noun
material for making or covering floors.


أَرْض, طابِق podlaha, poschodí etage, gulv Etage, Fußboden πάτωμα piso, planta, suelo kerros, lattia étage, sol kat, pod pavimento, piano, 階 (방)바닥, 층 verdieping, vloer etasje, gulv piętro, podłoga andar, soalho пол, этаж golv, våning พื้น kat, yer sàn 地面, 楼层


n. piso, suelo.


n suelo, piso; — of the mouth suelo or piso de la boca; pelvic — suelo or piso pélvico or de la pelvis
References in classic literature ?
A gloomy wood," according to the one playbill, was represented by a few shrubs in pots, green baize on the floor, and a cave in the distance.
A few stray white bread crumbs lay on the cleanly washed floor by the table; putting the lamp upon a low stool he began to pick up the crumbs, carrying them to his mouth one by one with unbe- lievable rapidity.
The patch of yellow sunlight on the floor travelled back toward the stairway, and grandmother and I talked about my journey, and about the arrival of the new Bohemian family; she said they were to be our nearest neighbours.
But she did not want to appear unamiable and uninterested, so she had brought forth newspapers, which she spread upon the floor of the gallery, and under Madame Ratignolle's directions she had cut a pattern of the impervious garment.
Meantime, heedless of all these things, the men upon the floor were going about their work.
Each time I woke I missed my coverlet, and had to reach down to the floor and get it again.
The door of the cavern was big enough to roll a hogshead in, and on one side of the door the floor stuck out a little bit, and was flat and a good place to build a fire on.
Descending the stairs, on her way to the house-keeper's room, she passed by the entrances to two long stone corridors, with rows of doors opening on them; one corridor situated on the second, and one on the first floor of the house.
Neither of these lower rooms is lighted except from a hole in the floor of the third story; the room in which, as well as in that above it, is finished with compact smooth stonework, both having chimney-pieces, with an arch resting on triple clustered pillars.
This is the court style, and I found it to be more than matter of form: for, upon my admittance two days after my arrival, I was commanded to crawl upon my belly, and lick the floor as I advanced; but, on account of my being a stranger, care was taken to have it made so clean, that the dust was not offensive.
Then there came up through the floor of the room a three-headed Giant with a trough full of meat, who saluted her as his sister and set down the trough before her.
There was no stairway, but a gentle incline to the first floor of the building opened into an enormous chamber encircled by galleries.