Associations to the word «Buoy»

Pictures for the word «Buoy»

Wiktionary

BUOY, noun. (nautical) A float moored in water to mark a location, warn of danger, or indicate a navigational channel.
BUOY, noun. A life-buoy.
BUOY, verb. (transitive) To keep afloat or aloft; used with up.
BUOY, verb. (transitive) To support or maintain at a high level.
BUOY, verb. (transitive) To mark with a buoy.
BUOY, verb. To maintain or enhance enthusiasm or confidence
BUOY ROPE, noun. (nautical) The rope that secures a buoy to an anchor on the seabed
BUOY TENDER, noun. (nautical) Someone charged in looking after buoys.
BUOY TENDER, noun. A ship used to maintain navigational buoys.
BUOY UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To uplift, hearten, inspire or raise the spirits
BUOY UP, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To keep afloat, to act as buoyancy

Dictionary definition

BUOY, noun. Bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards.
BUOY, verb. Float on the surface of water.
BUOY, verb. Keep afloat; "The life vest buoyed him up".
BUOY, verb. Mark with a buoy.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke