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Definition 1: an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for floater in the sense of this definition

(floater is a kind of ...) written contract or certificate of insurance

"you should have read the small print on your policy"

Definition 2: an object that floats or is capable of floating - [noun denoting object]

(floater is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of floater ) a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier

Definition 3: a swimmer who floats in the water - [noun denoting person]

(floater is a kind of ...) a person who travels through the water by swimming

"he is not a good swimmer"

Definition 4: a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for floater in the sense of this definition

(floater is a kind of ...) a person with few or no possessions

(floater is a kind of ...) someone who leads a wandering unsettled life

(... is a kind of floater ) a vagrant living on a beach

(... is a kind of floater ) a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown

(... is a kind of floater ) a vagrant

"a homeless tramp" "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"

Definition 5: a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election - [noun denoting person]

(floater is a kind of ...) a citizen who has a legal right to vote

Definition 6: an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed - [noun denoting person]

(floater is a kind of ...) a worker who is hired to perform a job

Definition 7: a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills) - [noun denoting possession]

(floater is a kind of ...) a written promise to repay a debt

Definition 8: spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens - [noun denoting state]

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

  • floaters seem to drift through the field of vision

Synonyms for floater in the sense of this definition

(floater is a kind of ...) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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