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Synonyms for float

glide

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be buoyant

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  • be buoyant
  • stay afloat
  • be or lie on the surface
  • rest on water
  • hang
  • hover
  • poise
  • displace water

waft

Synonyms for float

to move along with or be carried away by the action of water

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to pass quickly and lightly through the air

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

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

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a drink with ice cream floating in it

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

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

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

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be in motion due to some air or water current

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

set afloat

circulate or discuss tentatively

move lightly, as if suspended

put into the water

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make the surface of level or smooth

allow (currencies) to fluctuate

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convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation

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References in classic literature ?
It was necessary to run in shore, toil up, laboriously, along the eddies and to attain some distance above the snag, when they launched forth again into the stream and floated down with it to his rescue.
It was a hen-coop, and it floated bars upwards like a boat.
The logs which bore them floated in the middle of the stream and were held fast in that position by the strong current.
Perry wanted me to get in and break some-thing over the bow as she floated out upon the bosom of the river, but I told him that I should feel safer on dry land until I saw which side up the Sari would float.
With a glad cry, the Rainbow's Daughter sprang from her seat and danced along the curve of the bow, mounting gradually upward, while the folds of her gauzy gown whirled and floated around her like a cloud and blended with the colors of the rainbow itself.
Down the warm stream from the pool floated the countless billions of eggs and tadpoles, developing as they drifted slowly toward the sea.
Its radiant face looked down smiling on me; it beckoned with its little hand, and floated on again, leading me as the Star led the Eastern sages in the olden time.
The Ant climbed onto it and floated in safety to the bank.
For convenience sake I chiefly tried small seeds, without the capsule or fruit; and as all of these sank in a few days, they could not be floated across wide spaces of the sea, whether or not they were injured by the salt-water.