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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
floor (noun)
1.
the level base of a room
2.
a) the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (as a cave or bodily part)
b) a ground surface - the ocean floor
3.
a) a structure dividing a building into stories , also - story
b) the occupants of such a floor
4.
the surface of a structure on which one travels - the floor of a bridge
5.
a) a main level space (as in a stock exchange or legislative chamber) distinguished from a platform or gallery
b) the specially prepared or marked area on which indoor sports events take place
c) the members of an assembly - took questions from the floor
d) the right to address an assembly - the senator from Utah has the floor
6.
a lower limit - base
floor (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to cover with a floor or - flooring
2.
a) to knock or bring down
b) - flabbergast dumbfound
3.
to press (the accelerator of a vehicle) to the - floorboard , also to accelerate rapidly - floored the van
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
floor (noun)
the surface upon which a body of water lies
SYNONIMS:
bed, floor
RELATED WORDS:
riverbed; base, basement, foundation, ground
NEAR ANTONYMS:
surface
floor (verb)
1.
to cause an unpleasant surprise for
SYNONIMS:
appall ( appal), floor, jolt, shake up
RELATED WORDS:
astonish, bowl over, dumbfound ( dumfound), flabbergast, freak (out), stun, stupefy; affright, alarm ( alarum), dismay, fright, frighten, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, spook, startle, terrify, terrorize; disgust, nauseate, repel, revolt, sicken, turn off; displease, offend, outrage, scandalize; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, perturb, shake, unsettle, upset, weird out; crush, overpower, overwhelm
NEAR ANTONYMS:
buffer, cushion; delight, gratify, please, rejoice, tickle; charm, entice, tempt; assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; reassure
floor (verb)
2.
to make a strong impression on (someone) with something unexpected
SYNONIMS:
amaze, astonish, astound, bowl over, dumbfound ( dumfound), flabbergast, floor, rock, shock, startle, stun, stupefy, thunderstrike
RELATED WORDS:
befuddle, bewilder, blindside, blow away, confound, confuse, daze, discomfit, disconcert, dismay, jar, muddle, nonplus, perplex, shake up
floor (verb)
3.
to strike (someone) so forcefully as to cause a fall
SYNONIMS:
bowl (down over), down, drop, floor, knock down, knock over, level, mow (down), prostrate
RELATED WORDS:
kayo, knock out, KO; overthrow, throw down, topple; bang, bash, belt, bludgeon, clobber, hammer, hit, jab, paste, poke, pound, punch, slam, slap, slog, slug, smack, smite, sock, swat, swipe, thump, thwack, wallop, whack, whale
floor (verb)
4.
to subject to incapacitating emotional or mental stress
SYNONIMS:
crush, devastate, floor, grind (down), oppress, overcome, overmaster, overpower, prostrate, snow under, swamp, whelm
RELATED WORDS:
deluge, drown, sink; confute, defeat, refute; break, demoralize, distress, disturb, rock, shatter, stagger, throw, unman, unnerve, upset
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