Definition of FLOAT

noun : FLOAT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment ;

  • 2. (

    ) the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public ;

  • 4. (

    ) an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade ;

  • 5. (

    ) a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco ;

  • 6. (

    ) something that floats on the surface of water ;

verb : FLOAT

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom ;

  • 3. (

    ) set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond" ;

  • 4. (

    ) circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform" ;

  • 5. (

    ) move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage" ;

  • 6. (

    ) put into the water; "float a ship" ;

  • 7. (

    ) make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster" ;

  • 8. (

    ) allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months" ;

  • 9. (

    ) convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data" ;


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