Translation of floor in Spanish:

floor

Pronunciation: /flɔːr; flɔː(r)/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of room, vehicle) suelo (masculine), piso (masculine) (Latin America/América Latina) from floor to ceiling desde el suelo or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) piso hasta el techo to wipe up o (British English/inglés británico) wipe the floor with sb hacer* trizas a algn 1.2 (for dancing) pista (feminine) (de baile) to take the floor salir* a bailar or a la pista
    More example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (of ocean, valley, forest) fondo (masculine)
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (storey) piso (masculine) we live on the first/second floor (American English/inglés norteamericano) vivimos en la planta baja/el primer piso or (Chile) en el primer/segundo piso (British English/inglés británico) vivimos en el primer/segundo piso or (Chile) en el segundo/tercer piso
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3the floor 3.1 (of debating chamber, parliament) el hemiciclo, la sala to cross the floor cambiar de partido or bando to gain/have the floor obtener*/tener* (el uso de) la palabra 3.2 (audience at debate) la asamblea, los asistentes a question from the floor una pregunta de la asamblea or de uno de los asistentes to throw the meeting open to the floor dar* la palabra a los asistentes 3.3 (of stock exchange) el parqué or parquet
    More example sentences
    • 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.
  • 4 (for wages, prices) [Economics/Economía] mínimo (masculine) the price of coffee has fallen through the floor el precio del café ha caído en picada or (Spain/España) picado
    More example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 [Constr] the room is floored with parquet el suelo de la habitación es de or está recubierto de parquet
  • 2 2.1 (knock down) derribar, tirar al suelo 2.2 (nonplus) [colloquial/familiar] [news/announcement] dejar helado or de una pieza [colloquial/familiar] I was completely floored by their questions sus preguntas me dejaron sin saber qué decir
  • 3 (push, force toward the floor) (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar], pisar or apretar a fondo

Definition of floor in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day timba
f
game …
Cultural fact of the day

Did you know that the primary meaning of almuerzo is lunch? It is used only in this sense in most of Latin America. In Spain and Mexico, where comida is the usual word for lunch, almuerzo can also be a mid-morning snack.