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  Definition of float
  1. something that remains on the surface of a liquid
  2. a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
  3. an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
  4. a drink with ice cream floating in it
  5. the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
  6. the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  7. convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data"
  8. allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
  9. make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
  10. put into the water; "float a ship"
  11. move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
  12. set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
  13. be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
  14. be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink
  15. circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
Similar Words: plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, drift, be adrift, blow, swim

 

Hyponyms: bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat, chip, life preserver, preserver, flotation device, pontoon, raft, root beer float, ride, tide, drift, refloat, waft, stream, buoy

 

Grouped Verbs: drift, be adrift, blow, swim

 

Derivational Morphology: swim, flotation, floatation, gust, blast, blow, drift, impetus, impulsion, swimming, floating, floater

 

Anagrams: aloft

 

 
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