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float

float

 
 
pronunciation:
flot
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: floated, floating, floats
definition 1: to rest, stay, or drift on the surface of a liquid or in the midst of a gas such as air without sinking.
The logs floated down the river.I love to float on my back in the pond.The balloon floated through the air.
antonyms:
sink
similar words:
balloon, hang, waft, wash
definition 2: to move lightly and airily.
The dancer floated across the stage.
antonyms:
rush
similar words:
flow, glide, romp
definition 3: of a currency, to be allowed to rise or fall in value based on money market conditions, not on a fixed rate of exchange.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to be suspended on water or in air.
antonyms:
sink
similar words:
launch
definition 2: to arrange for (a loan).
definition 3: to offer for sale (an issue of stocks or bonds).
definition 4: to initiate (a business enterprise).
definition 5: to allow (a currency) to change in value according to supply and demand.
definition 6: to cover with a liquid; flood, as for irrigation.
They floated the crops.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of various objects that float on water, often used to buoy up something else.
definition 2: a piece of cork or a hollow plastic or glass object used to support a net or fishing line.
definition 3: a hollow ball used to operate a valve or gauge, as in a toilet tank or gas tank.
definition 4: a raft or section of dock that floats and is used in boarding or debarking from boats or planes.
definition 5: a vehicle bearing a decorative display, as in a parade.
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derivations: floatable (adj.), floatability (n.)
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