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FLOOR, n. flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ground. The sense of the word is probably that which is laid or spread.]

1. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern houses, of boards, plands or pavement; as the floor of a house, room, bar, stable or outhouse.

2. A platform of boards or plans laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform.

3. A story in a building; as the first or second floor.

4. A floor or earthen floor is still used in some kinds of business, made of loam, or of lime, sand and iron dust, as in malting.

5. The bottom of a ship, or that part which is nearly horizontal.

FLOOR, v.t. To lay a floor; to cover timbers with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.




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FLOOR, n. flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ground. The sense of the word is probably that which is laid or spread.]

1. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern houses, of boards, plands or pavement; as the floor of a house, room, bar, stable or outhouse.

2. A platform of boards or plans laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform.

3. A story in a building; as the first or second floor.

4. A floor or earthen floor is still used in some kinds of business, made of loam, or of lime, sand and iron dust, as in malting.

5. The bottom of a ship, or that part which is nearly horizontal.

FLOOR, v.t. To lay a floor; to cover timbers with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.


FLOOR, n. [flore; Sax. flor, flore; D. vloer; W. llawr, and clawr, the earth or ground, an area, or ground plot, a floor; Ir. lar, and urlar; Basque, or Cantabrian, lurra; Arm. leur, flat land or floor; G. flur, a field, level ground or floor. In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ground. The sense of the word is probably that which is laid or spread.]

  1. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern houses, of boards, planks, or pavement; as, the floor of a house, room, barn, stable, or outhouse.
  2. A platform of boards or planks laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform.
  3. A story in a building; as, the first or second floor.
  4. A floor or earthen floor is still used in some kinds of business, made of loam or of lime, sand and iron dust, as in malting. Encyc.
  5. The bottom of a ship, or that part which is nearly horizontal. Mar. Dict.

FLOOR, v.t.

To lay a floor; to cover timbers with a floor; to furnish with a floor, as, to floor a house with pine boards.


Floor
  1. The bottom or lower part of any room] the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported.
  2. To cover with a floor] to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.
  3. The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2.
  4. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent.

    Floored or crushed by him. Coleridge.

  5. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
  6. To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.

    [Colloq.]

    I've floored my little-go work. T. Hughes.

  7. A story of a building. See Story.
  8. The part of the house assigned to the members.

    (b)
  9. That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
  10. The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.

    (b)
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Floor

FLOOR, noun flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ground. The sense of the word is probably that which is laid or spread.]

1. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern houses, of boards, plands or pavement; as the floor of a house, room, bar, stable or outhouse.

2. A platform of boards or plans laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform.

3. A story in a building; as the first or second floor

4. A floor or earthen floor is still used in some kinds of business, made of loam, or of lime, sand and iron dust, as in malting.

5. The bottom of a ship, or that part which is nearly horizontal.

FLOOR, verb transitive To lay a floor; to cover timbers with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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lee

LEE, n. plu. less. Dregs; sediment. [See Lees.]

LEE, n.

Literally, a calm or sheltered place, a place defended from the wind; hence, that part of the hemisphers towards which the wind blows, as opposed to that from which it proceeds.

Under the lee, denotes properly, in the part defended from the wind.

Under the lee of the land, is properly, near the shore which breaks the force of the wind.

Under the lee of a ship, on the side opposite to that on which the wind blows.

LEE, v.i. To lie. [Not used. See Lie.]

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