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Definition of Float

Verb: float  flowt

  1. Be in motion due to some air or water current
    "the boat floated on the lake";
    - drift, be adrift, blow
  2. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
    - swim
  3. Set afloat
    "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
  4. Circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
    "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
  5. Move lightly, as if suspended
    "The dancer floated across the stage"
  6. Put into the water
    "float a ship"
  7. (masonry) Make the surface level or smooth
    "float the plaster"
  8. Allow (currencies) to fluctuate
    "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
  9. Convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
    "float data"
Noun: float  flowt
  1. The time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  2. The number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
  3. A drink with ice cream floating in it
    - ice-cream soda, ice-cream float
  4. An elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
  5. A hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster, cement or stucco
    - plasterer's float
  6. Something that floats on the surface of water
  7. An air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
    - air bladder, swim bladder

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Anagrams containing the word float

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