Adjective: floating flow-ting
Noun: floating flow-ting
- Borne up by or suspended in a liquid
"the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"
- Continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
"the floating population";
- aimless, drifting, vagabond, vagrant
- Inclined to move or be moved about
"a floating crap game"
- (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position
"floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney"
- Not definitely committed to a party or policy
Verb: float flowt
- The act of someone who floats on the water
- Be in motion due to some air or water current
"the boat floated on the lake";
- drift, be adrift, blow
- Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
- Set afloat
"He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
- Circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
- Move lightly, as if suspended
"The dancer floated across the stage"
- Put into the water
"float a ship"
- (masonry) Make the surface level or smooth
"float the plaster"
- Allow (currencies) to fluctuate
"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
- Convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
Derived forms: floatings
See also: afloat, free-floating, mobile, uncommitted, unfixed, unsettled
Type of: change over, convert, essay, examine, go, launch, locomote, move, prove, smooth, smoothen, swim, swimming, test, transport, travel, trial, try, try out, value
Encyclopedia: Floating Float