the surface of a room that you walk on
a wooden/concrete/marble, etc. floor
ceramic floor tiles
The body was lying on the kitchen floor.
The alterations should give us extra floor space.
the bottom surface of a vehicle
The floor of the car was covered in cigarette ends.
level of building
all the rooms that are on the same level of a building
Her office is on the second floor .
the Irish guy who lives two floors above
There is a lift to all floors.
Their house is on three floors (= it has three floors) .
of the sea/forests
the ground at the bottom of the sea, a forest, etc.
洋 / 谷 / 洞底；森林的地面
the ocean/valley/cave/forest floor
in parliament, etc.
the part of a building where discussions or debates are held, especially in a parliament; the people who attend a discussion or debate
Opposition politicians registered their protest on the floor of the House.
We will now take any questions from the floor.
area for work
an area in a building that is used for a particular activity
on the floor of the Stock Exchange (= where trading takes place)
the lowest level allowed for wages or prices
Prices have gone through the floor (= fallen to a very low level) .
to get/be given/have the right to speak during a discussion or debate
to speak during a discussion or debate, especially for a long time so that nobody else is able to say anything
to start dancing on a dance floor
Couples took the floor for the last dance of the evening.
to defeat sb completely in an argument or a competition
to become involved in a plan, project, etc. at the beginning
to surprise or confuse sb so that they are not sure what to say or do
to make sb fall down by hitting them, especially in a sport
to provide a building or room with a floor
These are all words for the surface that you walk on.
the surface of a room that you walk on
She was sitting on the floor watching TV.
(often the ground ) the solid surface of the earth that you walk on
I found her lying on the ground.
The rocket crashed a few seconds after it left the ground .
the surface of the earth that is not sea
It was good to be back on dry land again.
They fought both at sea and on land .
(often the earth ) the solid surface of the world that is made of rock, soil, sand, etc.
You could feel the earth shake as the truck came closer.
ground, land or earth?
Ground is the normal word for the solid surface that you walk on when you are not in a building or vehicle. You can use earth if you want to draw attention to the rock, soil etc. that the ground is made of, but ground can also be used in any of these examples. Land is only used when you want to contrast it with the sea.
( literary ) a country; an area of land
It was the first time I had set foot on American soil.
soil的这一含义几乎总是用于on African/British/Indian soil等短语中，表示在非洲 / 英国 / 印度等。
This meaning of soil is almost always used in the phrase on African/British/Indian, etc. soil , meaning ‘in Africa/Britain/India, etc.’
You use storey ( BrE ) / story ( NAmE ) mainly when you are talking about the number of levels a building has.
a five-storey house
The office building is five storeys high.
Floor is used mainly to talk about which particular level in the building someone lives on, goes to, etc.
His office is on the fifth floor.
在英国英语中，地面的楼层叫ground floor，上面一层叫first floor，下面一层叫basement或在公共建筑中叫lower ground floor。
In BrE the floor of a building at street level is the ground floor , the one above it is the first floor and the one below it is the basement , or lower ground floor in a public building.
在北美英语中，地面的一层通常叫first floor，上面一层叫second floor，下面一层叫basement。在公共建筑中，地面的一层亦可称为ground floor。
In NAmE the floor at street level is usually called the first floor , the one above it is the second floor and the one below it is the basement . In public buildings the floor at street level can also be called the ground floor .
the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
- they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
- we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
- what level is the office on?
a large room in a exchange where the trading is done
- he is a floor trader
近义词: trading floor
the legislative hall where members debate and vote and conduct other business
- there was a motion from the floor
the parliamentary right to address an assembly
- the chairman granted him the floor
a lower limit
- the government established a wage floor
the occupants of a floor
- the whole floor complained about the lack of heat
the bottom surface of any lake or other body of water
the ground on which people and animals move about
- the fire spared the forest floor
the lower inside surface of any hollow structure
- the floor of the pelvis
- the floor of the cave
knock down with force
- He decked his opponent
近义词: deck,coldcock,dump,knock down
surprise greatly;knock someone's socks off
- I was floored when I heard that I was promoted
近义词: shock,ball over,blow out of the water,take aback