floor-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the bottom surface of an area or place, often walked upon

Commentary: FLOOR[+place][+region][+surface][+bottom]

The floors of this house are solid maple!
John escorted Mary on to the dance floor.
The ocean floor has fissures where black smokers exist.
Her teenaged son always drops his clothes on the floor.
Let's take a look at these floor plans.
Betty doesn't like those floor lamps behind the couch.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4, 5

Sense Number 2: a functional level of a building

Commentary: FLOOR[+structure][+building][+level]

That elevator only goes as far as the eighteenth floor.
The first three floors of this building are retail shops.
They live on the fourth floor of an old brownstone apartment building.
The firemen tried to keep the fire from spreading to the adjacent floors.
He started on the ground floor of his company and worked up to vice-president. (figurative)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a quantitative lower limit or boundary

Commentary: FLOOR[+quantity][+limit][+lower]

The EU has established a new wage floor for manufacturing.
Analysts are wondering whether the dollar has established a solid floor against the yen.
Nixon's attempts to support prices with a price floor eventually led to stagflation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: the occupants who dwell on a level of a building

Commentary: FLOOR[+role][+group][+occupant][+building]

Their floor at the dorm always has a keg party on Friday night.
The whole floor complained about the lack of heat to the superintendent.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 5: the right to speak at an assembly or meeting

Commentary: FLOOR[+state][+right][+speaking][+assembled]

The senator from Alabama has the floor.
The congressman yielded the floor to his colleague from Missouri.
The chairman granted him the floor.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8

Sense Number 6: a hall or room for legislative activity

Commentary: FLOOR[+structure][+building][+room][+legislative]

There was a motion from the floor to adjourn the debate for the afternoon.
Reporters will be watching the proceedings from the floor.
A protester was removed from the floor before the president began her speech.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 7: a room where trading of financial securities takes place

Commentary: FLOOR[+structure][+building][+room][+trading]

A bomb went off on the trading floor of a large Wall Street securities firm today.
Those seats on the floor of the NYSE cost over a million dollars a year.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10