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subfloor

Class:

noun

Etymology:

sub- + floor
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Floor

the walking surface of a room or vehicle. Floors vary from simple dirt in a cave to many-layered surfaces using modern technology. Floors may be stone, wood, bamboo, metal, or any other material that can hold a person's weight. The levels of a building... (44 of 2167 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Floor

Collins Dictionary:

subfloor

a rough floor that forms a base for a finished floor (11 of 219 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subfloor

Wiktionary:

subfloor [construction] | subfloors [plural]

The floor structure supporting and underlying the visible flooring or other finishing surface such as a carpet (17 of 37 words, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/subfloor

Oxford Dictionary:

subfloor

the foundation for a floor in a building (8 of 26 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/subfloor

Merriam-Webster:

subfloor

a rough floor laid as a base for a finished floor (11 of 22 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subfloor

Random House Dictionary:

subfloor | blind floor [synonym]

a rough floor beneath a finished floor. (7 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/subfloor

New World Dictionary:

subfloor

a rough floor upon which a finished floor is laid (10 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subfloor

Encarta Dictionary:

subfloor | subfloors [plural]

an underlying layer of rough or unfinished material supporting a finished floor (12 of 25 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861716451​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

subfloor [construction] | subfloors [plural]

Origin: sub- + floor

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/subfloor

sub-

Origin: the Latin sub, meaning under

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sub-

floor | floors [plural] | floored [past tense] | flooring [present participle]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English flōr ("floor, pavement, ground, bottom"), from Proto-Germanic *flōrō, *flōrô, *flōraz ("flat surface, floor, plain"), from Proto-Indo-European *plõro- ("level, even"), from ... (25 of 71 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/floor

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

subfloor

Audio: British English pronunciation of "subfloor"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/subfloor

Google Dictionary:

subfloor | subfloors [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "subfloor"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

subfloor

Audio: North American pronunciation of "subfloor"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=subflo​01 word=subfloor

YourDictionary Audio:

subfloor

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "subfloor" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/subfloor

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