Associations to the word «Float»


FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) Of an object or substance, to be supported by a liquid of greater density than the object so as that part of the object or substance remains above the surface.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) To cause something to be suspended in a liquid of greater density; as, to float a boat.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To be capable of floating.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To drift or wander aimlessly.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To drift gently through the air.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To move in a fluid manner.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) (colloquial) (of an idea or scheme) To be viable.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) To propose (an idea) for consideration.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) To automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change.
FLOAT, verb. (intransitive) (finance) (of currencies) To have an exchange value determined by the markets as opposed to by rule.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) (finance) To allow (the exchange value of a currency) to be determined by the markets.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) (colloquial) To extend a short-term loan to.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) (finance) To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange.
FLOAT, verb. (transitive) To use a float (tool).
FLOAT, verb. (poker) To perform a float.
FLOAT, noun. A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid.
FLOAT, noun. A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
FLOAT, noun. A float board.
FLOAT, noun. A tool similar to a rasp, used in various trades.
FLOAT, noun. A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces or smoothing plaster.
FLOAT, noun. An elaborately decorated trailer or vehicle, intended for display in a parade or pageant.
FLOAT, noun. (British) A small vehicle used for local deliveries, especially in the term milk float.
FLOAT, noun. (finance) Funds committed to be paid but not yet paid.
FLOAT, noun. (finance) (Australia) (and other Commonwealth countries?) An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, normally followed by a listing on a stock exchange.
FLOAT, noun. (banking) The total amount of checks/cheques or other drafts written against a bank account but not yet cleared and charged against the account.
FLOAT, noun. (insurance) Premiums taken in but not yet paid out.
FLOAT, noun. (programming) A floating-point number.
FLOAT, noun. A soft beverage with a scoop of ice-cream floating in it.
FLOAT, noun. A small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business to enable change to be made.
FLOAT, noun. (poker) A maneuver where a player calls on the flop or turn with a weak hand, with the intention of bluffing after a subsequent community card.
FLOAT, noun. (knitting) One of the loose ends of yarn on an unfinished work.
FLOAT, noun. (automotive) a car carrier or car transporter truck or truck-and-trailer combination
FLOAT, noun. (transport) a lowboy trailer
FLOAT, noun. (tempering) A device sending a copious stream of water to the heated surface of a bulky object, such as an anvil or die.
FLOAT, noun. (obsolete) The act of flowing; flux; flow.
FLOAT, noun. A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
FLOAT, noun. A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
FLOAT, noun. (UK) (dated) A coal cart.
FLOAT AROUND, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see float,‎ around.
FLOAT AROUND, verb. (idiomatic) To be nearby or available.
FLOAT BOARD, noun. One of the boards fixed radially to the rim of an undershot water wheel or a steamer's paddle wheel; a vane.
FLOAT BOARDS, noun. Plural of float board
FLOAT GLASS, noun. Glass in the form of flat sheets, made by floating molten glass on the surface of a molten metal
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, verb. (colloquial) (simile) To move effortlessly and in an agile fashion.
FLOAT SOMEONE'S BOAT, verb. (idiomatic) To interest or appeal to someone; to make someone happy.
FLOAT WITH THE STREAM, verb. Synonym of go with the flow.

Dictionary definition

FLOAT, noun. The time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment.
FLOAT, noun. The number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public.
FLOAT, noun. A drink with ice cream floating in it.
FLOAT, noun. An elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade.
FLOAT, noun. A hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco.
FLOAT, noun. Something that floats on the surface of water.
FLOAT, noun. An air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy.
FLOAT, verb. 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, verb. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.
FLOAT, verb. Set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond".
FLOAT, verb. Circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform".
FLOAT, verb. Move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage".
FLOAT, verb. Put into the water; "float a ship".
FLOAT, verb. Make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster".
FLOAT, verb. Allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months".
FLOAT, verb. Convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.