“I was floored,” says neurosurgeon Paulo Niemeyer, who had contacted Batista for the event.
We are hip to your covert, altruistic acts, but there are many close to you who will be floored by your stealthy, saintly ways.
Republicans will be floored if Obama proposes serious entitlement reform.
Lipsyte was floored that Talese would place that kind of bet on a young writer, and he stayed at the Times.
The simple realism of it floored me: to say so much with so few words.
It was a bare place, a shed which had been a stable and was now floored and ceiled.
I turned and floored a feller that was too pressing, and hollered it was all right too.
She kicked him between the eyes this time—a blow that floored him.
He floored me at Brasenose: but I bear the old cock no malice.
Over other depressions or ravines, close by here, were long to be seen some platforms or floored areas of stout plank.
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.