Definitions of float:
  • noun:   something that remains on the surface of a liquid
  • noun:   a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
  • noun:   an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
  • noun:   the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
  • noun:   the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun:   a drink with ice cream floating in it
  • verb:   circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
    Example: "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
  • verb:   convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
    Example: "Float data"
  • verb:   allow (currencies) to fluctuate
    Example: "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
  • verb:   make the surface of level or smooth
    Example: "Float the plaster"
  • verb:   put into the water
    Example: "Float a ship"
  • verb:   move lightly, as if suspended
    Example: "The dancer floated across the stage"
  • verb:   set afloat
    Example: "He floated the logs down the river"
  • verb:   be in motion due to some air or water current
  • verb:   be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink

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