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float

float

 
 
pronunciation:
flot
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: floated, floating, floats
definition 1: to rest on the surface of a liquid without sinking, or drift in a gas such as air without falling.
The girl floated on her back in the water.The balloon floated in the breeze.
antonyms:
sink
similar words:
wash
definition 2: to move in a light and airy way.
The dancer floated across the stage.
similar words:
flow, glide
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: any object that floats on water. A float is often used to hold up something else on or in the water.
The fisherman attached a float to his line.
definition 2: a platform with decorations and displays that is usually on wheels and is used in a parade.
The mayor rode on a float in the parade.
derivations: floatable (adj.), floatability (n.)
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