- 1. float, time interval, interval
- usage: the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
- 2. float, stock
- usage: the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
- 3. ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, float, drink
- usage: a drink with ice cream floating in it
- 4. float, display, presentation
- usage: an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
- 5. float, plasterer's float, hand tool
- usage: a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
- 6. float, artifact, artefact
- usage: something that floats on the surface of water
- 7. air bladder, swim bladder, float, sac
- usage: an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
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- 1. float, drift, be adrift, blow, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: 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. float, swim, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
- 3. float, transport
- usage: set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
- 4. float, test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay
- usage: circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
- 5. float, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
- 6. float, launch
- usage: put into the water; "float a ship"
- 7. float, smooth, smoothen
- usage: make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
- 8. float, value
- usage: allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
- 9. float, convert, change over
- usage: convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data"
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