Dictionary Results for float


1. float - noun

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

Hypernym(s): time_interval, interval




2. float - noun

· the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

Hypernym(s): stock




3. float - noun

· a drink with ice cream floating in it

Synonym(s): ice-cream_soda, ice-cream_float

Hypernym(s): drink




4. float - noun

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

Hypernym(s): display, presentation




5. float - noun

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

Synonym(s): plasterer%27s_float

Hypernym(s): hand_tool




6. float - noun

· something that floats on the surface of water

Hypernym(s): artifact, artefact




7. float - noun

· an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy

Synonym(s): air_bladder, swim_bladder

Hypernym(s): sac




8. 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"

Synonym(s): drift, be_adrift, blow

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




9. float - verb

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

Synonym(s): swim

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote

Antonym(s): sink




10. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): transport




11. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): test, prove, try, try_out, examine, essay




12. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




13. float - verb

· put into the water; "float a ship"

Hypernym(s): launch




14. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): smooth, smoothen




15. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): value




16. float - verb

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

Hypernym(s): convert, change_over





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