Floor - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
FLOOR, n. flore. [In early ages, the inhabitants of Europe had no floor in their huts, but the ground. The sense of the word is probably that which is laid or spread.]
1. That part of a building or room on which we walk; the bottom or lower part, consisting, in modern houses, of boards, plands or pavement; as the floor of a house, room, bar, stable or outhouse.
2. A platform of boards or plans laid on timbers, as in a bridge; any similar platform.
3. A story in a building; as the first or second floor.
4. A floor or earthen floor is still used in some kinds of business, made of loam, or of lime, sand and iron dust, as in malting.
5. The bottom of a ship, or that part which is nearly horizontal.
FLOOR, v.t. To lay a floor; to cover timbers with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards.