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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLOOR

He began to pace the floor again from one room to the other.

Percival had walked the floor in deep attention to the old man's words.

She fell to the floor in helpless, shrieking laughter when he came.

He swept up the blankets and went down the stairs to the first floor.

He led the way into the house and picked up one of the posters, which lay on the floor.

The trousers which had lain on the floor beside Hank's bed were no longer there.

It was a very old man who held, or tried to hold, Andrew from falling to the floor.

When this was swept away the floor presented no suspicious traces.

She still held the two she had picked up from the floor in her one hand.

Peers, Commons, and visitors filled the floor and galleries.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English flor "floor, pavement, ground, bottom (of a lake, etc.)," from Proto-Germanic *floruz "floor" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch vloer, Old Norse flor "floor," Middle High German vluor, German Flur "field, meadow"), from PIE *plaros "flat surface" (cf. Welsh llawr "ground"), enlarged from *pele- (2) "flat, to spread" (see plane (n.1)).

Meaning "level of a house" is from 1580s. The figurative sense in legislative assemblies (as opposed to the platform) is first recorded 1774. Spanish suelo "floor" is from Latin solum "bottom, ground, soil;" German Boden is cognate with English bottom. Floor plan attested from 1867.

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