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Definitions of floor:

part of speech: verb transitive

To cover with a floor; strike down; hence, put to silence.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards; to strike down or lay level with the floor; to beat; to conquer; as, to floor an antagonist; ( fig.) to put to silence by some decisive argument, retort, etc.; to overcome in any way; to overthrow; “ One question floored successively almost every witness in favor of abolition to whom it was addressed."- Sat. Rev.; “ The express object of his visit was to know how he could knock religion over and floor the Established Church."- Dickens: to go through; to make an end of; to finish; “ I've floored my little- go work.”- Hughes; “ I have a few bottles of old wine left, we may as well floor them.”- Macmillan's Mag.

part of speech: noun

The bottom surface of a room or house on which one treads; story of a house; a level suite or set of rooms; any smooth or level area; pavement; the part of a legislative or lawmaking chamber occupied by the members.

part of speech: noun

That part of a house or room on which we walk; a story; a series of rooms on the same level.

part of speech: verb

To lay with a floor; to knock down; to silence an opponent.

part of speech: noun

That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting in modern houses of boards, planks, pavement, asphalte, etc.; a platform of boards or planks laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform; a story in a building; a suite of rooms on a level; as, the first or second floor; ( naut.) that part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal; in legislative assemblies, the part of the house assigned to the members. ( U. S.)- TO HAVE OR GET THE FLOOR, in the United States Congress. to have or obtain an opportunity of taking part in a debate; equivalent to the English phrase, to be in possession of the house. " Mr. T. claimed that he had the floor."- New York Herald.

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