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float Explained

float at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[fləut]

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

O.E. flotian "to float" (class II strong verb; past tense fleat, pp. floten), from P.Gmc. *flutojanan (cf. O.N. flota, M.Du. vloten). The noun meaning "platform on wheels used for displays in parades, etc." is from 1888, probably from earlier sense of "flat-bottomed boat" (1557). Floater "dead body found in water" is 1890, U.S. slang. ///

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

v ----------//
1 on water:
2 in the air:
3 music/sounds/smells etc:
4 walk gracefully:
5 ideas:
6 money:
7 company:
8 cheque: Phrasal verbs// float around// ----------// [Language: Old English; Origin: flotian]//
1 ON WATER: a) [I] to stay or move on the surface of a liquid without sinking// --I wasn't sure if the raft would float.// --She spent the afternoon floating on her back in the pool.// float along/down/past etc// --A couple of broken branches floated past us.// b) [T] to put something on the surface of a liquid so that it does not sink// --The logs are trimmed and then floated down the river.//
2 IN THE AIR: [I always + adverb/preposition] if something floats, it moves slowly through the air or stays up in the air// --I looked up at the clouds floating in the sky.// --Leaves floated gently down from the trees.//
3 MUSIC/SOUNDS/SMELLS ETC: [I always + adverb/preposition] if sounds or smells float somewhere, people in another place can hear or smell them// --The sound of her voice came floating down from an upstairs window.//
4 WALK GRACEFULLY: [I] to walk in a slow light graceful way// glide// --Rachel floated around the bedroom in a lace nightgown.//
5 IDEAS: [T] to suggest an idea or plan in order to see if people like it// --We first floated the idea back in 1992.//
6 MONEY: [ T] technical if the government of a country floats its money, the value of the money is allowed to change freely in relation to money from other countries// --Russia decided to float the rouble on the foreign exchange market.//
7 COMPANY: [T] to sell shares in a company or business to the public for the first time// float sth on sth// --The company will be floated on the stockmarket next year.// flotation(1)//
8 CHEQUE: [T] AmE to write a cheque when you do not have enough money in the bank to pay it// float around phr v// to be present in a place// --There's a lot of cash floating around in the economy at the moment.//
float 2 n [C] ----------//
1 vehicle:
2 drink:
3 for fishing:
4 for swimming:
5 money:
6 relaxation: ----------//
1 VEHICLE: a large vehicle that is decorated to drive through the streets as part of a special event// --We stood and watched the Carnival floats drive past.//
2 DRINK: AmE a sweet drink that has ice cream floating in it// 3 FOR FISHING// a small light object that floats on the surface of the water, used by people trying to catch fish to show where their line is//
4 FOR SWIMMING: a flat light object that you can rest part of your body on in water to help you learn to swim//
5 MONEY: a small amount of money that someone in a shop keeps so that they have enough money to give change to people//
6 RELAXATION: a time when you sit in a flotation tank in order to treat illness or injury, or to relax//

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

160 Moby Thesaurus words for "float":
Carling float, arrange, ascend, aspire, balsa, balsa raft, barge,
bathe, bear up, become airborne, boat, bob, boom, brandish,
bring off, bring up, broach, bundle, bundle off, buoy, buoy up,
bus, carry off, cart, christen, claw skyward, coach, consummate,
cork, dart, deluge, dip, dive, dray, drift, drown, duck, dunk,
effect, establish, ferry, flap, flaunt, float high, flood,
flourish, flow on, flutter, fly, fly aloft, foot, found,
gain altitude, get, get going, get moving, ghost, give a start,
glide, go in swimming, go in wading, go public, hang, haul,
hold up, hover, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, institute,
introduce, inundate, issue, issue stock, kick off, kite, launch,
leave the ground, levitate, life buoy, life preserver, life raft,
lift up, lighter, negotiate, organize, plane, platform,
plow the deep, poise, pontoon, pour on, pull off, put in motion,
raft, rain, raise, ride, ride high, ride the sea, ring in, rise,
run, sail, scud, send, send forth, send off, set afloat,
set agoing, set going, set in motion, set on foot, set up, shake,
ship, shoot, skim, skinny-dip, sled, sledge, slip, sluice, soar,
spire, start, start going, start off, start up, submerge,
surfboard, sustain, swamp, swim, swing, take off, transact,
tread water, truck, turn on, undulate, upbear, uphold, uplift,
upraise, usher in, van, wade, waft, wag, wagon, walk the waters,
wash, wave, wheelbarrow, whelm, wield, wigwag, zoom

float at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Levity): levity, lightness, imponderability, buoyancy, volatility, floatation, weightlessness.

[V] (Levity): be light, float, rise, swim, be buoyed up, buoy, lighten, leaven

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

verb, noun
verb
on water / in air
1 [V +adv./prep.] to move slowly on water or in the air
SYN DRIFT:
A group of swans floated by. * The smell of new bread floated up from the kitchen. * Beautiful music came floating out of the window. * The boats were floating gently down the river. * (figurative) An idea suddenly floated into my mind. * (figurative) People seem to float in and out of my life.
2 [V] ~ (in / on sth) to stay on or near the surface of a liquid and not sink:
Wood floats. * A plastic bag was floating in the water. * Can you float on your back?
3 [VN] to make sth move on or near the surface of a liquid:
There wasn't enough water to float the ship. * They float the logs down the river to the towns.
walk lightly
4 [V +adv./prep.] (literary) to walk or move in an easy, graceful way:
She floated down the steps to greet us.
suggest idea
5 [VN] to suggest an idea or a plan for other people to consider:
They floated the idea of increased taxes on alcohol.
business / economics
6 [VN] (business) to sell shares in a company or business to the public for the first time:
The company was floated on the stock market in 1995. * Shares were floated at 585p.
7 [VN, V] (economics) if a government floats its country's money or allows it to float, it allows its value to change freely according to the value of the money of other countries
IDIOMS see AIR n.
PHRASAL VERBS
float about / around (usually used in the progressive tenses) if an idea, etc. is floating around, it is talked about by a number of people or passed from one person to another:
There's a rumour floating around that you're thinking of leaving.
noun
vehicle
1 a large vehicle on which people dressed in special COSTUMES are carried in a festival:
a carnival float
in fishing
2 a small light object attached to a FISHING LINE that stays on the surface of the water and moves when a fish has been caught:
float fishing
for swimming
3 a light object that floats in the water and is held by a person who is learning to swim to stop them from sinking
drink
4 (AmE) a drink with ice cream floating in it:
a Coke float
money
5 (especially BrE) a sum of money consisting of coins and notes of low value that is given to sb before they start selling things so that they can give customers CHANGE
business
6 = FLOTATION

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

Float \Float\ (fl[=o]t), n.[OE. flote ship, boat, fleet, AS.
flota ship, fr. fle['o]tan to float; akin to D. vloot fleet,
G. floss raft, Icel. floti float, raft, fleet, Sw. flotta.
[root] 84. See {Fleet}, v. i., and cf. {Flotilla}, {Flotsam},
{Plover}.]
1. Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid,
as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the
surface, or mark the place of, something. Specifically:
(a) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and
conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
(b) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet,
which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
(c) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait
line, and indicate the bite of a fish.
(d) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink;
an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to
swim; a life preserver.

This reform bill . . . had been used as a float
by the conservative ministry. --J. P.
Peters.

2. A float board. See {Float board} (below).

3. (Tempering) A contrivance for affording a copious stream
of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk,
as an anvil or die. --Knight.

4. The act of flowing; flux; flow. [Obs.] --Bacon.

5. A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot
deep. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

6. (Plastering) The trowel or tool with which the floated
coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.

7. A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
--Knight.

8. A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers
for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.

9. A coal cart. [Eng.] --Simmonds.

10. The sea; a wave. See {Flote}, n.

{Float board}, one of the boards fixed radially to the rim of
an undershot water wheel or of a steamer's paddle wheel;
-- a vane.

{Float case} (Naut.), a caisson used for lifting a ship.

{Float} {copper or gold} (Mining), fine particles of metallic
copper or of gold suspended in water, and thus liable to
be lost.

{Float ore}, water-worn particles of ore; fragments of vein
material found on the surface, away from the vein outcrop.
--Raymond.

{Float stone} (Arch.), a siliceous stone used to rub
stonework or brickwork to a smooth surface.

{Float valve}, a valve or cock acted upon by a float. See
{Float}, 1
(b) .

Float \Float\ (fl[=o]t), n.[OE. flote ship, boat, fleet, AS.
flota ship, fr. fle['o]tan to float; akin to D. vloot fleet,
G. floss raft, Icel. floti float, raft, fleet, Sw. flotta.
[root] 84. See {Fleet}, v. i., and cf. {Flotilla}, {Flotsam},
{Plover}.]
1. Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid,
as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the
surface, or mark the place of, something. Specifically:
(a) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and
conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
(b) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet,
which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
(c) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait
line, and indicate the bite of a fish.
(d) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink;
an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to
swim; a life preserver.

This reform bill . . . had been used as a float
by the conservative ministry. --J. P.
Peters.

2. A float board. See {Float board} (below).

3. (Tempering) A contrivance for affording a copious stream
of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk,
as an anvil or die. --Knight.

4. The act of flowing; flux; flow. [Obs.] --Bacon.

5. A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot
deep. [Obs.] --Mortimer.

6. (Plastering) The trowel or tool with which the floated
coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.

7. A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
--Knight.

8. A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers
for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.

9. A coal cart. [Eng.] --Simmonds.

10. The sea; a wave. See {Flote}, n.

{Float board}, one of the boards fixed radially to the rim of
an undershot water wheel or of a steamer's paddle wheel;
-- a vane.

{Float case} (Naut.), a caisson used for lifting a ship.

{Float} {copper or gold} (Mining), fine particles of metallic
copper or of gold suspended in water, and thus liable to
be lost.

{Float ore}, water-worn particles of ore; fragments of vein
material found on the surface, away from the vein outcrop.
--Raymond.

{Float stone} (Arch.), a siliceous stone used to rub
stonework or brickwork to a smooth surface.

{Float valve}, a valve or cock acted upon by a float. See
{Float}, 1
(b) .

Float \Float\, v. t.
1. To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface
of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.

Had floated that bell on the Inchcape rock.
--Southey.

2. To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.

Proud Pactolus floats the fruitful lands. --Dryden.

3. (Plastering) To pass over and level the surface of with a
float while the plastering is kept wet.

4. To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial
scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go
into, or continue in, operation.

Float \Float\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Floated}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Floating}.] [OE. flotien, flotten, AS. flotian to float,
swim, fr. fle['o]tan. See {Float}, n.]
1. To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed
up.

The ark no more now floats, but seems on ground.
--Milton.

Three blustering nights, borne by the southern
blast, I floated. --Dryden.

2. To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to
drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on
the surface of a fluid, or through the air.

They stretch their broad plumes and float upon the
wind. --Pope.

There seems a floating whisper on the hills.
--Byron.

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

float
n 1: the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank
and its payment
2: the number of shares outstanding and available for trading
by the public
3: a drink with ice cream floating in it [syn: {ice-cream soda},
{ice-cream float}]
4: an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a
truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
5: a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and
finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco [syn:
{plasterer's float}]
6: something that remains on the surface of a liquid

float
v 1: 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" [syn: {drift},
{be adrift}, {blow}]
2: be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink [syn: {swim}]
[ant: {sink}]
3: set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy
floated his toy boat on the pond"
4: circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The
Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
5: move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across
the stage"
6: put into the water; "float a ship"
7: make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
8: allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the
ruble for a few months"
9: convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point
notation; "float data"

float at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /fləʊt/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /floʊt/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-float.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » əʊt

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » floten|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » flotian||to float|lang=ang, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » flutōnan||to float|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » plewd-|lang=ine-pro, Inter: recons » plew-||to float, swim, fly|lang=ine-pro. Cognate with Inter: etyl » gml|- Inter: term » vloten|lang=gml, Inter: term » vlotten||to float, swim|lang=gml, Middle Dutch Inter: term » vloten|lang=dum, Old Norse Inter: term » flota|lang=non, Icelandic Inter: term » fljóta|lang=is, Inter: etyl » ang|- Inter: term » fleotan|flēotan|to float, swim|lang=ang, Ancient Greek Inter: term » πλέω|lang=grc, Lithuanian Inter: term » plaukti|lang=lt, Russian Inter: term » плавать|lang=ru.

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid.
    1. : Attach the float and the weight to the fishing line, above the hook.
    2. A tool similar to a rasp, used in various trades
    3. A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces.
    4. : When pouring a new driveway, you can use a two-by-four as a float.
    5. An elaborately decorated trailer or vehicle, intended for display in a parade or pageant.
    6. : That float covered in roses is very pretty.
    7. Inter: Britis » h A small battery-powered vehicle used for local deliveries, especially in the term milk float.
    8. Inter: financ » e Funds committed to be paid but not yet paid.
    9. : Our bank does a nightly sweep of accounts, to adjust the float so we stay within our reserves limit.
    10. Inter: context » finance|Australia|and other Commonwealth countries? An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, normally followed by a listing on a stock exchange.
    11. : 2006, You dont actually need a broker to buy shares in a float when a company is about to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. — Category: w - :Australian Securities and Investments Commission|Australian Securities and Investments Commission financial tips article, Buying shares in a float'' [http://www.fido.asic.gov.au/fido/fido.nsf/print/Buying+shares+in+a+float?opendocument]
    12. Inter: bankin » g The total amount of checks/cheques or other drafts written against a bank account but not yet cleared and charged against the account.
    13. : No sir, your current float is not taken into account, when assets are legally garnished.
    14. Inter: context » insurance Premiums taken in but not yet paid out.
    15. : We make a lot of interest from our nightly float.
    16. Inter: programmin » g A floating-point number.
    17. : That routine should not have used an int; it should be a float.
    18. A soft beverage with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream floating in it.
    19. : Its true - I don't consider anything other than root-beer with vanilla ice-cream to be a "real" float.''
    20. A small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business to enable change to be made.
    21. Inter: poke » r A maneuver where a player calls on the flop or turn with a weak hand, with the intention of bluffing after a subsequent community card.
    22. Inter: context » knitting One of the loose ends of yarn on an unfinished work.
    23. Inter: context » automotive a car carrier or car transporter truck or truck-and-trailer combination
    24. Inter: context » transport a lowboy trailer

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » Shares offered to the public: initial public offering

      Derived terms

      * floatplane

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » buoyant device

  • Inter: trreq » bg
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vlot|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|koho
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotteur|m
  • Inter: trreq » ka
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Floß|n, Inter: t+ » de|Schwimmer|m Inter: qualifier » as in a carburetor
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φελλός|f|tr=fellós
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|浮き|tr=uki, Inter: t- » ja|浮揚物|tr=fuyoubutsu

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|plaustas|m Inter: qualifier » raft, Inter: t- » lt|plūdė|f Inter: qualifier » of an angle or a net
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|dupp|m (angling float)
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|plută|f, Inter: t- » ro|plutitor|n
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плот|m|tr=plot Inter: qualifier » raft, Inter: t+ » ru|поплавок|m|tr=poplavók Inter: qualifier » of an angle or a net
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Latin: Inter: t- » sh|plovak|m
    • Inter: trreq » tr


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » tool similar to a rasp
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|rasp, Inter: t+ » nl|vijl


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|höyläraspi, Inter: t+ » fi|raspi

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sort of trowel
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|soort truweel
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|hierrin


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|мастерок|m|tr=mast’erók, Inter: t+ » ru|гладилка|f|tr=gladílka, Inter: t+ » ru|правило|m|tr=pravílo

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » trailer or vehicle decorated for a parade
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|praalwagen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|paraatiauto
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|char|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Festwagen|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|платформа|f|tr=platfórma
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|carroza|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » small battery-powered vehicle
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » funds committed to be paid but not yet paid
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » finance: offering of shares to the public
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|yleinen Inter: t+ » fi|osakeanti


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » banking: total amount of outstanding checks/cheques or other drafts
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » insurance: premiums taken in but not yet paid out
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|käteiskassa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » programming: short form of floating-point number
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|vlottende kommagetal|n
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|liukuluku


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flottant|m, Inter: t+ » fr|float|m, Inter: t- » fr|nombre flottant|m
  • German: Inter: t- » de|Float|n

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » soft beverage with a scoop of ice-cream
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pohjakassa


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » poker maneuver
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e Of an object or substance, to be supported by a liquid of greater density than the object so as that part of the object or substance remains above the surface.
    1. : The boat floated on the water.
    2. : The oil floated on the vinegar.
    3. Inter: transitiv » e To cause something to be suspended in a liquid of greater density; as, to float a boat.
    4. Inter: intransitiv » e To be capable of floating.
    5. : That boat doesn’t float.
    6. : Oil floats on vinegar.
    7. Inter: intransitiv » e To move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating
    8. : I’d love to just float downstream.
    9. Inter: intransitiv » e To drift or wander aimlessly.
    10. : I’m not sure where they went... they’re floating around here somewhere.
    11. : Images from my childhood floated through my mind.
    12. Inter: intransitiv » e To drift gently through the air.
    13. : The balloon floated off into the distance.
    14. Inter: intransitiv » e To move in a fluid manner.
    15. : The dancer floated gracefully around the stage.
    16. Inter: intransitiv » e Inter: colloquia » l (of an idea or scheme) To be viable.
    17. : That’s a daft idea... it’ll never float.
    18. Inter: transitiv » e To propose (an idea) for consideration.
    19. : I floated the idea of free ice-cream on Fridays, but no one was interested.
    20. Inter: intransitiv » e To automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change.
    21. Inter: intransitive » finance (of currencies) To have an exchange value determined by the markets as opposed to by rule.
    22. : The yen floats against the dollar.
    23. Inter: transitive » finance To allow (the exchange value of a currency) to be determined by the markets.
    24. : The government floated the pound in January.
    25. : Increased pressure on Thailand’s currency, the baht, in 1997 led to a crisis that forced the government to float the currency.
    26. Inter: transitiv » e Inter: colloquia » l To extend a short-term loan to.
    27. : Could you float me $50 until payday?
    28. Inter: transitive » finance To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange.
    29. 2005 June 21, Dewi Cooke, Inter: w » The Age [http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/shoemaker-strides-for-world-domination/2005/06/20/1119250927926.html?from=moreStories],
    30. : He Moretti Polegato floated the company on the Milan Stock Exchange last December and sold 29 per cent of its shares, mostly to American investors.
    31. 2007, Jonathan Reuvid, Floating Your Company: The Essential Guide to Going Public.
    32. 2011, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, footnote i, %22floating%22+shares+OR+company+OR+corporate+OR+corporation+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QJ5UT_jAI-_0mAXSvvSqCg&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22floated%22|%22floating%22%20shares%20OR%20company%20OR%20corporate%20OR%20corporation%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 269,
    33. : As a result of this reverse acquisition, Hurlingham changed its name to Manroy plc and floated shares on the Alternative Investment Market in London.
    34. Inter: transitiv » e To use a float (tool).
    35. : It is time to float this horses teeth.''
    36. Inter: poke » r To perform a float.

      Derived terms

      * float someone's boat

  • whatever floats your boat

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » be supported by a liquid
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|يطفو
  • Inter: trreq » bg
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|flotar
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|plavat, Inter: t- » cs|plout
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|drijven
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kellua
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|flotar
  • Inter: trreq » ka
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|treiben, Inter: t+ » de|schwimmen, Inter: t+ » de|schweben
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lebeg, Inter: t+ » hu|úszik
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|galleggiare
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|浮かぶ|tr=ukabu, Inter: t- » ja|浮く|tr=uku, Inter: t- » ja|漂う|tr=tadayou

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|អន្ដែត|tr=on-dait
    • Latin: Inter: t- » la|fluctuo
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|plūduriuoti Inter: imp » f; Inter: t+ » lt|plaukti Inter: imp » f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|boiar, Inter: t+ » pt|flutuar
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|pluti
    • Romansch: Inter: t- » rm|flottar
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плавать|tr=plávat’ Inter: imp » f; Inter: t+ » ru|всплывать|tr=vsplyvát’ Inter: pf » ., Inter: t+ » ru|всплыть|tr=vsplyt’ Inter: imp » f Inter: qualifier » to reach the surface
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flotar
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flyta
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|తేలు|tr=tElu
    • Inter: trreq » tr


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » be capable of floating
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|يطفو
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|drijven
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kellua, Inter: t+ » fi|pysyä Inter: t+ » fi|pinta|alt=pinnalla
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter
    • German: Inter: t- » de|schwimmbar


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lebeg, Inter: t+ » hu|úszik
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|浮かぶ|tr=ukabu, Inter: t- » ja|浮く|tr=uku
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|plūduriuoti Inter: imp » f; Inter: t+ » lt|plaukti Inter: imp » f
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|держаться на воде|tr=d'eržát’s’a na vod’é
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flotar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » drift gently through the air
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|leijua
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|gleiten, Inter: t+ » de|schweben
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lebeg
    • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|飛ぶ|tr=tobu, Inter: t- » ja|浮遊する|tr=fuyūsuru, Inter: t- » ja|浮く|tr=uku


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Malay:
  • : Rumi: Inter: t- » ms|ambang
  • : Jawi: Inter: t- » ms|امبڠ|sc=Arab
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|парить|tr=parít’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|плыть|tr=plyt’ Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flotar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|meedrijven
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lipua
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|treiben


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|plaukti Inter: imp » f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|плыть|tr=plyt’ Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|дрейфовать|tr=dr’ejfovát’ Inter: imp » f Inter: qualifier » of a ship
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flotar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » move in a fluid manner
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vloeien
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lipua, Inter: t+ » fi|leijua
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|gleiten, Inter: t+ » de|schweben
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|tekėti Inter: imp » f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|flotar

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vloeien


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » allow a price to be determined by the markets as opposed to by rule
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kellua
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|flotter


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|超える|tr=koeru

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » propose for consideration
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|te water laten, Inter: t+ » nl|voorstellen
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|ehdottaa, Inter: t+ » fi|heittää


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|begeben
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|浮かぶ|tr=ukabu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » extend a short-term loan to
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|borgen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » io: Inter: t+ » io|flotacar
    • Inter: ttbc » mn: Inter: t- » mn|хөвөх|tr=hövöh


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * aloft
    Category: Category:English ergative verbs -
    Category: Category:en:Liquids -
    Translation: ar » float
    Translation: cs » float
    Translation: cy » float
    Translation: de » float
    Translation: et » float
    Translation: es » float
    Translation: fa » float
    Translation: fr » float
    Translation: ko » float
    Translation: hr » float
    Translation: io » float
    Translation: it » float
    Translation: kn » float
    Translation: ku » float
    Translation: lo » float
    Translation: lt » float
    Translation: li » float
    Translation: hu » float
    Translation: mg » float
    Translation: ml » float
    Translation: my » float
    Translation: nl » float
    Translation: pl » float
    Translation: ru » float
    Category: simple:float -
    Translation: fi » float
    Translation: sv » float
    Translation: tl » float
    Translation: ta » float
    Translation: te » float
    Translation: th » float
    Translation: tr » float
    Translation: vi » float
    Translation: zh » float