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floornoun

 us   /flɔr, floʊr/
  • floor noun (SURFACE)

[C] the flat surface that you walk on when you are inside a building: a tile floor hardwood floors The children sat on the floor.
  • floor noun (LEVEL OF BUILDING)

[C] a level of a building; a story : They rented office space on the second floor. Note: In the US, the first floor of a building is usually at ground level.
  • floor noun (BOTTOM)

[C usually sing] the bottom surface of the sea, a forest, a valley, etc.: Submarines were exploring the ocean floor for signs of the wreck.
  • floor noun (OPEN SPACE)

[C usually sing] a public space for having formal discussions: The proposition was discussed on the Senate floor. The chairman said that he would now take questions from the floor (= from the ordinary people at the meeting).

floorverb [T]

 us   /flɔr, floʊr/
  • floor verb [T] (SURPRISE)

to surprise or shock someone: She was completely floored when she heard that he was leaving the country.
  • floor verb [T] (GO FAST)

to drive a car as fast as it will go: His buddy started the car and floored it.
(Definition of floor from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"floor" in British English

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floornoun

uk   /flɔːr/  us   /flɔːr/
  • floor noun (SURFACE)

A1 [C usually singular] the flat surface of a room on which you walk: The floor was partly covered with a dirty old rug. The bathroom floor needs cleaning. The children sat playing on the floor. There's barely enough floor space to fit a bed in this room.

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  • floor noun (LEVEL OF BUILDING)

A2 [C] a level of a building: This building has five floors. Take the elevator to the 51st floor. We live on the third floor. a ground floor apartment

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  • floor noun (OPEN SPACE)

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 senate 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).
have the floor
to have the right to speak: Silence, please, the prime minister has the floor.
take (to) the floor
to stand and begin to dance: The newlyweds were the first to take the floor.
take the floor
start speaking: The Majority Leader again took the floor.

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floorverb

uk   /flɔːr/  us   /flɔːr/
(Definition of floor from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"floor" in Business English

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floornoun

uk   us   /flɔːr/
ECONOMICS the lowest level, number, or amount something is allowed to reach: provide/keep/put a floor under sth Theoretically, buybacks put a floor under stock prices and raise earnings per share.find/reach a floor Analysts believe the market has found a floor at about 2,560 points.raise the floor on sth Another rule would raise the floor on the amount of assets a company must have to register with the SEC. Many of these fixed-price contracts were signed when the price of coal was on the floor.
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FINANCE, MONEY the lowest rate a country's government will allow its currency to reach in relation to other currencies: The euro finally seems to have hit the floor against the dollar.
the floor
MEETINGS the place where a formal or public meeting is held, or the people at the meeting: On the floor yesterday, House members voted down an amendment to allow fines to be waived. In response to a question from the floor the CEO confirmed the agency would be continuing its mentor scheme.the Senate/House/Security Council floor In his remarks on the Security Council floor today, the Commissioner called on all parties to act responsibly. floor debate/vote During floor debate, conservatives argued that the bill violated First Amendment rights.
STOCK MARKET the part of a stock exchange where shares are traded: Traders erupted into boisterous cheers on the floor today as the market soared.
drop/fall/go through the floor
to decrease in price or value, usually in a short period of time: Sales and profits are falling through the floor, with no prospect of a recovery in sight.
have/take the floor
MEETINGS to have the right to speak or to start to speak in a meeting: Excuse me, I have the floor and have the right to be listened to.
get in on the ground floor UK informal ( US also get in on the first floor)
to become involved from the beginning in a business activity that you think will be successful: This is our chance to get in on the first floor of an industry that's going to be big.
(Definition of floor from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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