What is floor?

  • (noun): The legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business.
    Example: "There was a motion from the floor"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A floor is the walking surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces using modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can hold a person's weight.

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Thirteenth Floor - Conspiracy Theory
... theorists have suggested that the thirteenth floor in government buildings is not really missing, but actually contains top-secret governmental departments, or more generally that it is proof ... over, implicitly or explicitly, into popular culture for example in the films The Thirteenth Floor, Nightmare on the 13th Floor, and 1408 the hidden ... (June 1975) featured a secret thirteenth floor used to teleport alien tourists from another planet to visit Earth ...
Floor Hockey
... Floor hockey is a family of indoor hockey games, usually in the style of ice hockey, that are played on flat floor surfaces, such as a basketball court ... Floor hockey games differ from street hockey in that the games are more structured, and from roller hockey in that players typically wear shoes rather than skates ... Because players do not need to be able to skate, floor hockey is sometimes used for training children to play ice hockey ...
Floor Cleaning
... Floor cleaning is a major occupation throughout the world ... Floors are also treated to protect or beautify the surface ... The correct method to clean one type of floor can often damage another, so it is important to use the correct treatment ...
Destiny USA
... The mall, which opened on 15 October 1990, has six above ground floors and one underground floor, though only the lower three and the underground floor are retail ... The fourth floor is primarily center offices ... The third floor includes a 19-screen Regal Cinemas, restaurants, and entertainment options ...
Bilevel Rail Car - Platform Height and Floor Height Issues - Uncommon Very Tall Design
... cars serve low platforms so they have exterior steps up to the traditional "over-wheel" floor height e.g ... Some cars are self-propelled Multiple Units so using traditional floor heights appears fixed ... In towed cars it is possible to lower the downstairs floor between the wheels/bogies so that level entry is possible with more than 500 mm (19.7 in) of added headroom and interior steps from that floor to the ...

More definitions of "floor":

  • (noun): The bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc..
  • (noun): The occupants of a floor.
    Example: "The whole floor complained about the lack of heat"
  • (noun): The parliamentary right to address an assembly.
    Example: "The chairman granted him the floor"
  • (noun): A lower limit.
    Example: "The government established a wage floor"
    Synonyms: base
  • (noun): Structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building.
    Synonyms: level, storey, story
  • (noun): The inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or hallway).
    Synonyms: flooring
  • (noun): The ground on which people and animals move about.
    Example: "The fire spared the forest floor"
  • (noun): A large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done.
    Example: "He is a floor trader"
    Synonyms: trading floor

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