floor Definition

  • 1the lower surface of a room, on which one may walk
  • 2a level area or space used for a specified purpose

Using floor: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "floor" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The floor was made of hardwood.

  • Example

    I spilled coffee on the floor.

  • Example

    The dance floor was crowded with people.

  • Example

    The stock market is often referred to as the trading floor.

floor Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for floor

Antonyms for floor

Idioms Using floor

  • to defeat someone in a competition or argument


    Her arguments were so strong that she brought her opponent to the floor.

  • to become involved in something at the beginning, when it has the most potential for success


    I wish I had gotten in on the ground floor of that company when it started.

  • to start a new job or project with great energy and enthusiasm


    She hit the floor running on her first day at the new job.

Phrases with floor

  • in a sitting or lying position on the floor


    The children were playing on the floor.

  • to fall to the ground suddenly and violently


    The boxer was hit hard and hit the floor.

  • the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building


    The restaurant is located on the ground floor of the building.

Origins of floor

from Old English 'flōr', meaning 'bottom, ground, foundation'


Summary: floor in Brief

The term 'floor' [flɔːr] refers to the lower surface of a room or a level area used for a specific purpose. It can be made of various materials and is often used for walking or standing. The phrase 'on the floor' describes a sitting or lying position, while 'hit the floor' means to fall suddenly. 'Floor' also appears in idioms like 'bring someone to the floor,' meaning to defeat someone, and 'get in on the ground floor,' referring to becoming involved in something at the beginning.

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