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To rest or hover on the surface of a liquid or in the air
“They tend to form colorful films when they float on the surface of the water.”
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To move or drift along the surface of a liquid or in the air
“Barges would float quietly by the grassy river banks.”
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To ascend into the air or sky
“The angel's body continues to turn into light particles that float into the sky.”
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To wave or flutter in the wind
“She let her long hair float in the wind, all bathed in the moonlight.”
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To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public
“She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.”
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To aimlessly move or drift from place to place
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“One finds everywhere a growing class of folk who float from town to town, doing rough work, having no permanent place of abode.”
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To put forward a proposal or idea
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“Gorchakov had begun to float the idea of a full repudiation of the Paris terms.”
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To move about or around quickly and randomly
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(of an institution or organization) To establish or originate
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To provide with money for a particular purpose
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To move quickly and abruptly, especially up and down
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To make no progress, expending effort just enough to maintain a stable position
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To cause to move or slide from the land into the water
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To move or be moved in a particular direction by water
Noun
A place where people and goods can be landed from a boat
“Pittston had nothing to do with the cargo on the float prior to the time it was placed on the dock.”
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An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public
“The company will ask new investors to pay 11-times forecast profit for shares in the company's initial float.”
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A small inflatable float used for relaxation
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A twin-hulled ship or boat
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A flat-bottomed boat, especially one used as a support for a temporary bridge
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A gas-filled organ in some aquatic animals, enabling buoyancy and regulating depth control
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A pool of money, often small, maintained for shared expenses or small transactions in the office
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A heavy-duty trailer used for transporting large and heavy equipment
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A buoyancy board made of foam, used to support the body when in water
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(fishing) A buoyant device attached to a line so as to suspend the end of the line with the hook
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Buoyant foam for swimming
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