dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information
Wiki: Resources, links, and other information


1 definition found
 for Floor light
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Floor \Floor\ (fl[=o]r), n. [AS. fl[=o]r; akin to D. vloer, G.
     flur field, floor, entrance hall, Icel. fl[=o]r floor of a
     cow stall, cf. Ir. & Gael. lar floor, ground, earth, W.
     llawr, perh. akin to L. planus level. Cf. Plain smooth.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. 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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we
        walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     4. A story of a building. See Story.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. (Legislative Assemblies)
        (a) The part of the house assigned to the members.
        (b) The right to speak; as, the gentleman from Iowa has
            the floor. [U.S.]
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Instead of he has the floor, the English say, he is in
           possession of the house.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     6. (Naut.) That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side
        of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     7. (Mining)
        (a) The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal
            deposit.
        (b) A horizontal, flat ore body. --Raymond.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     Floor cloth, a heavy fabric, painted, varnished, or
        saturated, with waterproof material, for covering floors;
        oilcloth.
  
     Floor cramp, an implement for tightening the seams of floor
        boards before nailing them in position.
  
     Floor light, a frame with glass panes in a floor.
  
     Floor plan.
        (a) (Shipbuilding) A longitudinal section, showing a ship
            as divided at the water line.
        (b) (Arch.) A horizontal section, showing the thickness of
            the walls and partitions, arrangement of passages,
            apartments, and openings at the level of any floor of
            a house.
            [1913 Webster]

Questions or comments about this site? Contact webmaster@dict.org