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'float' - used as a noun
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
3. a drink with ice cream floating in it
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 remains on the surface of a liquid

'float' - used as a verb
7. be in motion due to some air or water current
8. be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink
9. set afloat
He floated the logs down the river
The boy floated his toy boat on the pond
10. circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform
11. move lightly, as if suspended
The dancer floated across the stage
12. put into the water
float a ship
13. make the surface of level or smooth
float the plaster
14. allow (currencies) to fluctuate
The government floated the ruble for a few months
15. convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
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derived forms
1. Float / Plural
floats
2. Float / Past
floated
3. Float / Third Person
floats
4. Float / Present Participle
floating
Variations of 'float'
 
Antonym
  • sink
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    The more a person struggles to get out of quicksand the faster they will sink. Staying still, and being calm will actually make the body float in the quicksand because the body is less dense than the quicksand is.