Synonyms of floating


1. floating, natation, swimming, swim

usage: the act of someone who floats on the water


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"


1. floating, afloat(predicate) (vs. aground)

usage: borne up by or suspended in a liquid; "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"

2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant, unsettled (vs. settled)

usage: continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

3. floating, mobile (vs. immobile)

usage: inclined to move or be moved about; "a floating crap game"

4. floating(prenominal), unfixed (vs. fixed)

usage: (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney"

5. floating(prenominal), uncommitted (vs. committed)

usage: not definitely committed to a party or policy; "floating voters"

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