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buoyant Explained

buoyant at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


buoyant at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1578, perhaps from Sp. boyante, prp. of boyar "to float," from boya "buoy," from Du. boei (see buoy). Of personalities, etc., from c.1748. ///

buoyant at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Spanish; Origin: boyante, from boyar; BUOY2]//
1 happy and confident: --Phil was in buoyant mood.//
2 buoyant prices etc tend to rise: --a buoyant economy//
3 able to float or keep things floating: --Cork is very buoyant.// -- buoyantly adv //

buoyant at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

45 Moby Thesaurus words for "buoyant":
adaptable, adaptive, afloat, airy, animated, blithe, bouncy,
breezy, bright, carefree, cheerful, convalescent, corky, debonair,
ebullient, effervescent, elastic, expansive, extensile, flexible,
flexile, floatable, floating, floaty, free and easy, jaunty, light,
light-hearted, lighthearted, lightsome, lively, peppy, perky,
recuperative, recuperatory, resilient, responsive, reviviscent,
springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supernatant, vivacious,

buoyant at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (of prices, business activity, etc.) tending to increase or stay at a high level, usually showing financial success:
a buoyant economy / market * buoyant sales / prices * a buoyant demand for homes
2 cheerful and feeling sure that things will be successful:
They were all in buoyant mood.
3 floating, able to float or able to keep things floating:
The boat bobbed like a cork on the waves: light and buoyant. * Salt water is more buoyant than fresh water.
buoyancy noun [U]:
the buoyancy of the market * a mood of buoyancy * a buoyancy aid (= sth to help you float)

Buoyant at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Buoyant \Buoy"ant\, a. [From {Buoy}, v. t. & i.]
1. Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid;
tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury.
``Buoyant on the flood.'' --Pope.

2. Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being
specifically heavier.

The water under me was buoyant. --Dryden.

3. Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant
disposition; buoyant spirits. -- {Buoy"ant*ly}, adv.

buoyant at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj 1: tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas; "buoyant
balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf"
[syn: {floaty}]
2: characterized by liveliness and light-heartedness; "buoyant
spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking
bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her
70s" [syn: {chirpy}, {perky}]

buoyant at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-ad » j
  • having buoyancy; able to float
    1. lighthearted and lively
    2. : I’m in a buoyant mood.


      Inter: trans-top » able to float

  • Finnish: kelluva
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flottant|m, Inter: t+ » fr|flottante|f
  • German: schwimmend, schwimmfähig
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плавучий|tr=plavúčij|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Serbian: plovan, plivajući
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|boyante
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flytande

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » lighthearted and lively
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|elävä
    • German: Inter: t- » de|beschwingt, Inter: t+ » de|heiter

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|жизнерадостный|tr=žiznerádostnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|nyter, Inter: t+ » sv|yster

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * buoyancy
    • buoy
    • buoy up
    • buoying

      See also

      * Archimedes' principle

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