Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “floor”

floor

noun (OPEN SPACE)    /flɔːr/ US  /flɔːr/
B1 [C usually singular] a public space for activities such as dancing and having formal discussions: a dance floor The new proposal will be discussed on the floor of the House of Commons (= in Parliament) tomorrow. He spent several years working on the factory floor (= in the factory) before becoming a manager. The chairman said that he would now take questions from the floor (= from the audience).Space - general wordsAreas of land in general have the floor to have the right to speak: Silence, please, the prime minister has the floor.Saying and utteringSaying againLecturing and addressing take (to) the floor to stand and begin to dance: The newlyweds were the first to take the floor.Dance and choreography in general take the floor start speaking: The Chancellor of the Exchequer will take the floor for his Budget speech at 3.00 p.m. Lecturing and addressing
(Definition of floor noun (OPEN SPACE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of floor

Definitions of “floor” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More