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floor British & World English

The lower surface of a room, on which one may walk

floor English Thesaurus

he put the parcel down on the floor

the floor in floor British & World English

(In a legislative assembly) the part of the house in which members sit and from which they speak

dance floor British & World English

An area of uncarpeted floor in a nightclub, disco, or restaurant reserved for dancing

first floor British & World English

The floor of a building above the ground floor

floor area British & World English

The extent or measurement of the floor in a room or building

floor lamp British & World English

A standard lamp

floor plan British & World English

A scale diagram of the arrangement of rooms in one storey of a building

floor show British & World English

An entertainment presented on the floor (as opposed to the stage) of a nightclub, restaurant, or similar venue

floor space British & World English

A continuous area or expanse of floor which is free or available

shop floor British & World English

The part of a workshop or factory where production as distinct from administrative work is carried out

first floor New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

factory floor British & World English

The workers in a company or industry, rather than the management

floor leader British & World English

The leader of a party in a legislative assembly

floor-length British & World English

(Especially of clothing) reaching down to the floor

floor manager British & World English

The stage manager of a television production

floor polish British & World English

A manufactured substance used for polishing uncarpeted floors

floor sample British & World English

An article of merchandise that has been displayed in a store and that is offered for sale at a reduced price

forest floor British & World English

The ground beneath the trees of a forest, consisting of roots, soil, and decomposing organic matter

ground floor British & World English

The floor of a building at ground level

pelvic floor British & World English

The muscular base of the abdomen, attached to the bony pelvis

second floor British & World English

The floor two levels above the ground floor

trading floor British & World English

An area within an exchange or a bank or securities house where dealers trade in shares or other securities

floor covering British & World English

A piece of material used to protect or decorate a floor

floor exercise British & World English

A routine of gymnastic exercises performed without the use of apparatus

floor polisher British & World English

An appliance for polishing floors

threshing floor British & World English

A hard, level surface on which corn or other grain is threshed with a flail

from the floor British & World English

(Of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting, not by a representative on the platform

take the floor British & World English

Begin to dance on a dance floor

cross the floor British & World English

Join the opposing side in Parliament

sea-floor spreading British & World English

The formation of fresh areas of oceanic crust which occurs through the upwelling of magma at mid-ocean ridges and its subsequent outward movement on either side

floor-through apartment British & World English

An apartment that occupies an entire floor of a building

wipe the floor with British & World English

Inflict a humiliating defeat on

get in on the ground floor British & World English

Join an enterprise in its early stages

subfloor British & World English

The foundation for a floor in a building

cutting room British & World English

A room in a film studio where film is cut and edited

from the floor in floor British & World English

(Of a speech or question) delivered by an individual member at a meeting, not by a representative on the platform

take the floor in floor British & World English

Begin to dance on a dance floor

underfloor British & World English

(Especially of a heating system) situated or operating beneath the floor

cross the floor in cross British & World English

Join the opposing side in Parliament

fly floor in fly gallery British & World English

A raised platform at the side of a stage that contains ropes and equipment for moving props and scenery. Also called fly floor


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