- 1The lower surface of a room, on which one may walk: he dropped the cup and it smashed on the floor the kitchen floorMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Unable to relax, Ben walked silently across the floor to the window and peered outside.
- Do not let anyone walk on the floor before the finish is applied, or dirt might be tracked on the wood.
- Near the spare bedroom, he pulled a cord hanging from the ceiling and a staircase lowered to the floor.
- 1.1The bottom of the sea, a cave, or an area of land: the ocean floorMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Of course we shouldn't cover the ocean with plastic or dredge the sea floor or cut down forests.
- The species shows a flush-type shoot elongation pattern, and the seedlings' shoots usually elongate once in spring on natural forest floors.
- The water rooms look much like this one, only rounded and the pool's bottom is the ocean floor.
- 1.3The minimum level of prices or wages: the dollar’s floor against the yenMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Government sets price ceilings and floors, dictates wages through laws and labor courts, and confiscates profits.
- We know what rules make a difference: the most important are strong wage floors and collective bargaining protections.
- As with other protectionist schemes, it is really about taxing Americans and imposing price floors to benefit a politically influential industry.
- 2All the rooms or areas on the same level of a building; a story: his office was on the twenty-second floor [as modifier, in combination]: a third-floor apartmentMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Three or four bricks were removed from the façade at all sides of the building and at all floor levels.
- The cubic knuckle of the fermentation building, with three floors of temperature controlled rooms, acts as a hinge point between them.
- The remaining section of the patio was raised to the level of the interior floors and paved with stone, giving it the look of a true outdoor room.
- 3 (the floor) (In a legislative assembly) the part of the house in which members sit and from which they speak.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- I do not need those Labour members to shout across the floor of the House and tell me what to do.
- There is a point of order on the floor, and both members are interjecting.
- It is good that the Government has brought this motion to the floor of the House.
- 3.1The right or opportunity to speak next in debate: other speakers have the floorMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I will give one further warning about interrupting while a member has the floor correctly on points of order.
- It is not a point of order, but I will ask the member who has the floor to come back to the bill, please.
- 3.2(Of the stock exchange) the large central hall where trading takes place.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- You know, more than half the people who are normally on the floor of the stock exchange were there.
- Stock market trading via the exchange floor could not look any more chaotic.
verbo[with object] Volver al principio
- 1Provide (a room or area) with a floor: a hall floored in gleaming white oak [as adjective, in combination]: (-floored) a stone-floored buildingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- The interconnecting dining room is also floored in wood and retains its original cast-iron fireplace with tiled inset.
- Two steps lead down to the kitchen, a bright room floored in quarry tiles and with polished wood presses providing plenty of storage.
- On the ground floor, the entrance hall, living room and dining room are floored in French oak.
- 2 • informal Knock (someone) to the ground, especially with a punch.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Clay had been fortunate in two ways: the punch that floored him came at the very end of the round and near the ropes and the ropes cushioned his fall.
- He showed plenty of endurance and came back into the fight until he was floored by a powerful punch to the ribs at the end of round eight.
- One punch floored him and he began kicking him on the ground.
- 2.1Baffle or confound (someone) completely: that question floored himMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I then quickly flipped through the paper until I found the article in question and was immediately floored by the shear magnitude of it.
- I said nothing, completely floored by his question.
- To tell the truth, I was completely floored with the whole story.
cross the floor
- see cross.
from the floor
- (Of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting, not by a representative on the platform: questions from the floor will be invitedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Much interest was shown in the subject by members and many questions were asked from the floor.
- A selection of your questions will be asked from the floor of the event in Derry.
- The only sign of passion he showed on Wednesday was when he answered a question from the floor about fishing quotas.
take the floor
- 1Begin to dance on a dance floor.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Even before the acclaimed Irish dance company Riverdance takes the floor of the Shanghai Grand Stage, the principal dancers have already won over Shanghai audiences.
- When the newlywed couple take the floor for their first dance, it will be to the strains of Bert's favourite song, the Rod Stewart classic, Maggie May.
- He was a keen music lover and was a great fan of old time dancing and loved to take the floor at the many dances in St. Brigid's Hall over the years.
- 2Speak in a debate or assembly.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- And that's when she took the floor, speaking in defence of women's rights until she was out of time and forced to stop.
- Most of the right-wing and left-wing opposition MPs taking the floor during the debates voiced suspicions about the matter.
- He takes the floor at a meeting of a rebel faction to speak decisively against certain Red Guards and end a stalemate.
Old English flōr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vloer and German Flur.