n 1: the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room or
hallway); "they needed rugs to cover the bare floors"
2: structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a
single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the
office on?" [syn: level
3: a lower limit: "the government established a wage floor"
4: the ground on which people and animals move about; "the fire
spared the forest floor"
5: the bottom surface of any a cave or lake etc.
6: the occupants of a floor; "the whole floor complained about
the lack of heat"
7: the parliamentary right to address an assembly; "the
chairman granted him the floor"
8: the legislative hall where members debate and vote and
conduct other business; "there was a motion from the
9: a large room in a stock exchange where the trading is done;
"he is a floor trader" [syn: trading floor
v 1: surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off [syn: shock
, blow out of the water
, take aback
2: knock down with force; "He decked his opponent" [syn: deck
, knock down