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Definition 1: the act of someone who floats on the water - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for floating in the sense of this definition

(floating is a kind of ...) the act of swimming

"it was the swimming they enjoyed most" "they took a short swim in the pool"

(... is a kind of floating ) a floating position with the face down and arms stretched forward

Definition 2: borne up by or suspended in a liquid - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the ship is still floating
  • floating logs
  • floating seaweed

(floating is similar to ...) borne on the water; floating

Definition 3: inclined to move or be moved about - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a floating crap game

(floating is similar to ...) moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)

"a mobile missile system" "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator"

Definition 4: not definitely committed to a party or policy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • floating voters

(floating is similar to ...) not bound or pledged

Definition 5: (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • floating ribs are not connected with the sternum
  • a floating kidney

(floating is similar to ...) not firmly placed or set or fastened

Definition 6: continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a drifting double-dealer
  • the floating population
  • vagrant hippies of the sixties

Synonyms for floating in the sense of this definition

(floating is similar to ...) not settled or established

"an unsettled lifestyle"

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