floor vs flooring what difference

what is difference between floor and flooring

English

Etymology

From Middle English flor, flore, from Old English flōr (floor, pavement, ground, bottom), from Proto-Germanic *flōrō, *flōrô, *flōraz (flat surface, floor, plain), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂ros (floor), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (flat). Cognate with West Frisian flier (floor), Dutch vloer (floor), German Flur (field, floor, entrance hall), Swedish flor (floor of a cow stall), Irish urlár (floor), Scottish Gaelic làr (floor, ground, earth), Welsh llawr (floor, ground), Latin plānus (level, flat).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) enPR: flô, IPA(key): /flɔː/
  • (General American) enPR: flôr, IPA(key): /flɔɹ/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) enPR: flōr, IPA(key): /flo(ː)ɹ/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /floə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔː(ɹ)
  • Homophone: flaw (in non-rhotic accents with the horse–hoarse merger)
  • Homophones: flow, floe (non-rhotic with dough-door merger (AAVE, non-rhotic Southern accents))

Noun

floor (plural floors)

  1. The interior bottom or surface of a house or building; the supporting surface of a room.
    • A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  2. Ground (surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground).
  3. The lower inside surface of a hollow space.
  4. A structure formed of beams, girders, etc, with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into storeys/stories.
  5. The supporting surface or platform of a structure such as a bridge.
  6. A storey/story of a building.
  7. In a parliament, the part of the house assigned to the members, as opposed to the viewing gallery.
  8. Hence, the right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event.
  9. (nautical) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
  10. (mining) A horizontal, flat ore body; the rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit.
  11. (mining) The bottom of a pit, pothole or mine.
  12. (mathematics) The largest integer less than or equal to a given number.
  13. (gymnastics) An event performed on a floor-like carpeted surface; floor exercise
  14. (gymnastics) A floor-like carpeted surface for performing gymnastic movements.
  15. (finance) A lower limit on the interest rate payable on an otherwise variable-rate loan, used by lenders to defend against falls in interest rates. Opposite of a cap.
  16. A dance floor.
    • 1983, “Maniac”, Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky:
      She’s a maniac, maniac on the floor / And she’s dancing like she never danced before
    • 1987, “Walk the Dinosaur”, Was (Not Was):
      Open the door, get on the floor / Everybody walk the dinosaur
  17. The trading floor of a stock exchange, pit; the area in which business is conducted at a convention or exhibition.

Synonyms

  • (bottom part of a room): see Thesaurus:floor
  • (right to speak): possession (UK)

Antonyms

  • ceiling

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

floor (third-person singular simple present floors, present participle flooring, simple past and past participle floored)

  1. To cover or furnish with a floor.
  2. To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down.
  3. (driving, slang) To accelerate rapidly.
  4. To silence by a conclusive answer or retort.
  5. To amaze or greatly surprise.
  6. (colloquial) To finish or make an end of.
  7. (mathematics) To set a lower bound.

Translations

Further reading

  • Floor (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Floor in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

References

Anagrams

  • Floro

Middle English

Noun

floor

  1. Alternative form of flor


English

Etymology

From Middle English floring

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔːrɪŋ

Noun

flooring (countable and uncountable, plural floorings)

  1. A floor.
  2. A material used to make floors.
  3. (sports) The act of putting one’s opponent on the floor; a knockdown.

Translations

Verb

flooring

  1. present participle of floor

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