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  Words related to float

Related / Similar Words: plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, drift, be adrift, blow, swim

 

Definition:
  • something that remains on the surface of a liquid;
  • a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco;
  • an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade;
  • a drink with ice cream floating in it;
  • the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public;
  • the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment;
  • convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data";
  • allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months";
  • make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster";
  • put into the water; "float a ship";
  • move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage";
  • set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond";
  • 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";
  • be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink;
  • circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform";

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    Hyponyms: bob, bobber, cork, bobfloat, chip, life preserver, preserver, flotation device, pontoon, raft, root beer float, ride, tide, drift, refloat, waft, stream, buoy

     

    Grouped Verbs: drift, be adrift, blow, swim

     

    Derivational Morphology: swim, flotation, floatation, gust, blast, blow, drift, impetus, impulsion, swimming, floating, floater

     

    Anagrams: aloft

     

     
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