HyperDic: float

English > 16 senses of the word float:
VERBmotionfloat, drift, be adrift, blowbe in motion due to some air or water current
motionfloat, swimbe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
motionfloatset afloat
socialfloatcirculate or discuss tentatively
motionfloatmove lightly, as if suspended
contactfloatput into the water
contactfloatmake the surface of level or smooth
cognitionfloatallow (currencies) to fluctuate
changefloatconvert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
NOUNtimefloatthe time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
possessionfloatthe number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
foodfloat, ice-cream soda, ice-cream floata drink with ice cream floating in it
artifactfloatan elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
artifactfloat, plasterer's floata hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
artifactfloatsomething that floats on the surface of water
animalfloat, air bladder, swim bladderan air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
float > pronunciation
Soundsflow't
Rhymesafloat ... zygote: 61 rhymes with owt...
English > float: 16 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment.
Broadertime interval, intervalA definite length of time marked off by two instants
English > float: 16 senses > noun 2, possession
MeaningThe number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public.
BroaderstockThe capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)
Spanishemisión
English > float: 16 senses > noun 3, food
MeaningA drink with ice cream floating in it.
Synonymsice-cream soda, ice-cream float
Narrowerroot beer floatAn ice-cream soda made with ice cream floating in root beer
BroaderdrinkA single serving of a beverage
Spanishhelado con soda
English > float: 16 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningAn elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade.
Broaderdisplay, presentationA visual representation of something
English > float: 16 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco.
Synonymplasterer's float
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
English > float: 16 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningSomething that floats on the surface of water.
Narrowerbob, bobber, cork, bobfloatA small float usually made of cork
chipA triangular / triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line
life preserver, preserver, flotation devicerescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning
pontoonA float supporting a seaplane
raftA flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
Broaderartifact, artefactA man-made object taken as a whole
Spanishflotador
Catalanflotador
Adjectivesfloatytending to float on a liquid / liquid or rise in air or gas
Verbsfloatput into the water
floatbe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
floatset afloat
English > float: 16 senses > noun 7, animal
MeaningAn air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy.
Synonymsair bladder, swim bladder
BroadersacA structure resembling a bag in an animal
Spanishvejiga natatoria
Catalanbufeta natatòria
English > float: 16 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningBe in motion due to some air or water current.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymsdrift, be adrift, blow
Caused byflyCause to fly or float
NarrowerstreamTo extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind
tideBe carried with the tide
waftBe driven or carried along, as by the air
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar todriftCause to be carried by a current
floatMove lightly, as if suspended
Spanishflotar
Catalanflotar, nedar, surar
English > float: 16 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThese cars won't float
Synonymswim
Narrowerbuoyfloat on the surface of water
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositesink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Similar tofloatSet afloat
floatMove lightly, as if suspended
Spanishflotar, nadar
Catalanflotar, nedar, surar
Nounsfloatsomething that floats on the surface of water
floateran object that floats or is capable of floating
floatera swimmer who floats in the water
floatingthe act of someone who floats on the water
flotation, floatationthe phenomenon of floating / floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid / liquid without sinking)
English > float: 16 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningSet afloat.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe girls float the wooden sticks
Examples
  • "He floated the logs down the river"
  • "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
NarrowerdriftCause to be carried by a current
refloatSet afloat again
tideCause to float with the tide
BroadertransportMove something or somebody around
Similar tofloatput into the water
float, swimBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
Spanishflotar
Catalanflotar, nedar, surar
Nounsfloatsomething that floats on the surface of water
flotation, floatationthe phenomenon of floating / floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid / liquid without sinking)
English > float: 16 senses > verb 4, social
Meaningcirculate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
Broadertest, prove, try, try out, examine, essayput to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
English > float: 16 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningMove lightly, as if suspended.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Example"The dancer floated across the stage"
NarrowerrideBe sustained or supported or borne
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tofloat, drift, be adrift, blowBe in motion due to some air or water current
float, swimBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
Spanishflotar
English > float: 16 senses > verb 6, contact
Meaningput into the water.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"float a ship"
Broaderlaunchpropel with force
Similar tofloatSet afloat
Spanishflotar
Nounsfloatsomething that floats on the surface of water
flotation, floatationthe phenomenon of floating / floating (remaining on the surface of a liquid / liquid without sinking)
English > float: 16 senses > verb 7, contact
Meaningmake the surface of level or smooth.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"float the plaster"
CategorymasonryThe craft of a mason
Broadersmooth, smoothenmake smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing
English > float: 16 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningAllow (currencies) to fluctuate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
BroadervalueFix or determine the value of
Spanishpermitir fluctuar, permitir la fluctuación
English > float: 16 senses > verb 9, change
Meaningconvert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"float data"
Broaderconvert, change overchange from one system to another or to a new plan or policy
Spanishflotar

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