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División en sílabas: floor
Pronunciación: /flôr

Definición de floor en inglés:


1The lower surface of a room, on which one may walk: he dropped the cup and it smashed on the floor the kitchen floor
Más 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 floor
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  • They pop open the cartridges and begin to paint with brushes, tossing spent containers to drift and litter the sea floor.
  • Plastic bags that sink to the sea floor can also suffocate and kill sea grasses.
  • To avoid unnecessary disturbance to the reef the water pipes would be sunk through the lagoon floor and out to sea, bringing up cold water from a depth of 600 to 1000 metres.
1.2 informal The ground: the best way to play is to pass the ball on the floor
1.3The minimum level of prices or wages: the dollar’s floor against the yen
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  • 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 apartment
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  • 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.
story, level, deck, tier
3 (the floor) (In a legislative assembly) the part of the house in which members sit and from which they speak.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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 floor
Más 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.


[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 building
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  • 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
knock down, knock over, bring down, fell, prostrate
informal lay out
2.1Baffle or confound (someone) completely: that question floored him
Más 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.


Old English flōr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch vloer and German Flur.


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 invited
Más 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

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Pronunciación: apəˈθɛtɪk
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern