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Definition 1: an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for float in the sense of this definition

(float is a kind of ...) a structure resembling a bag in an animal

Definition 2: something that floats on the surface of water - [noun denoting artifact]

(float is a kind of ...) a man-made object taken as a whole

(... is a kind of float ) a small float usually made of cork; attached to a fishing line

(... is a kind of float ) a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

(... is a kind of float ) rescue equipment consisting of a buoyant belt or jacket to keep a person from drowning

(... is a kind of float ) a float supporting a seaplane

(... is a kind of float ) a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers

Definition 3: a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for float in the sense of this definition

(float is a kind of ...) a tool used with workers' hands

Definition 4: an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade - [noun denoting artifact]

(float is a kind of ...) a visual representation of something

Definition 5: a drink with ice cream floating in it - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for float in the sense of this definition

(float is a kind of ...) a single serving of a beverage

"I asked for a hot drink" "likes a drink before dinner"

(... is a kind of float ) an ice-cream soda made with ice cream floating in root beer

Definition 6: the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public - [noun denoting possession]

(float is a kind of ...) the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity)

"he owns a controlling share of the company's stock"

Definition 7: the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment - [noun denoting time]

(float is a kind of ...) a definite length of time marked off by two instants

Definition 8: convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation - [verb of change]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • float data

(float is a kind of ...) change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy

"We converted from 220 to 110 Volt"

Definition 9: allow (currencies) to fluctuate - [verb of cognition]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The government floated the ruble for a few months

(float is a kind of ...) fix or determine the value of; assign a value to

"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

Definition 10: make the surface of level or smooth - [verb of contact]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • float the plaster

(float is a kind of ...) make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing

"smooth the surface of the wood"

(float belongs to category ...) the craft of a mason

Definition 11: put into the water - [verb of contact]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • float a ship

(float is a kind of ...) propel with force

"launch the space shuttle" "Launch a ship"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) set afloat

"He floated the logs down the river" "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"

Definition 12: be in motion due to some air or water current - [verb of motion]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The leaves were blowing in the wind
  • the boat drifted on the lake
  • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
  • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

Synonyms for float in the sense of this definition

(float is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of float ) be driven or carried along, as by the air

"Sounds wafted into the room"

(... is a kind of float ) be carried with the tide

(... is a kind of float ) to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind

"their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be carried by a current

"drift the boats downstream"

Definition 13: be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom - [verb of motion]

Synonyms for float in the sense of this definition

(float is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of float ) float on the surface of water

(float has a similar meaning as ...) move lightly, as if suspended

"The dancer floated across the stage"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) set afloat

"He floated the logs down the river" "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"

Definition 14: set afloat - [verb of motion]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He floated the logs down the river
  • The boy floated his toy boat on the pond

(float is a kind of ...) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

(... is a kind of float ) cause to float with the tide

(... is a kind of float ) cause to be carried by a current

"drift the boats downstream"

(... is a kind of float ) set afloat again

"refloat a grounded boat"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) put into the water

"float a ship"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

Definition 15: move lightly, as if suspended - [verb of motion]

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The dancer floated across the stage

(float is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of float ) be sustained or supported or borne

"His glasses rode high on his nose" "The child rode on his mother's hips" "She rode a wave of popularity" "The brothers rode to an easy victory on their father's political name"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) be in motion due to some air or water current

"The leaves were blowing in the wind" "the boat drifted on the lake" "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea" "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"

(float has a similar meaning as ...) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

Samples where float or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform

(float is a kind of ...) put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

"This approach has been tried with good results" "Test this recipe"

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