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1. float

verb. ['ˈfloʊt'] be in motion due to some air or water current.

Synonyms

  • travel
  • tide
  • stream
  • waft
  • be adrift
  • go
  • locomote
  • drift
  • blow

Antonyms

  • low tide
  • flood tide
  • ebbtide
  • ebb

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Float

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  • 'end-inner-quote
  • "end-of-quote
  • "double-quote
  • banxquote
  • "close-quote
  • underwrote
  • terre-haute
  • misquote
  • 'inner-quote
  • 'end-quote
  • "end-quote
  • unquote
  • "unquote
  • promote
  • overwrote
  • vannote
  • uncoat
  • sproat
  • rewrote
  • remote
  • outvote
  • hinote
  • ducote
  • devote
  • denote
  • demote
  • connote
  • chipote
  • capote

Example sentences of the word float


1. Noun, singular or mass
The float ball could also be damaged and allow water into it.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Objects float when the volume of water they displace is less than the volume of the objects themselves.

3. Verb, past participle
However, you can make even heavy objects float by taking advantage of surface area and weight dispersal.

4. Verb, base form
The seeds that do not float are the viable ones to keep.

5. Adjective
The float chamber holds a quantity of ready-to-burn fuel, which is continuously disbursed and replenished.

Quotes containing the word float


1. Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.
- Prem Rawat

2. To have faith is to trust yourself to the water. When you swim you don't grab hold of the water, because if you do you will sink and drown. Instead you relax, and float.
- Alan W. Watts

3. Still, what I want in my lifeis to be willingto be dazzled—to cast aside the weight of factsand maybe evento float a littleabove this difficult world.
- Mary Oliver

2. float

verb. ['ˈfloʊt'] be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.

Synonyms

  • move
  • go
  • locomote
  • travel
  • buoy

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • motionlessness
  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. float

verb. ['ˈfloʊt'] set afloat.

Synonyms

  • refloat
  • transport
  • tide
  • drift

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • gravitation
  • walk
  • high tide

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. float

verb. ['ˈfloʊt'] convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation.

Synonyms

  • change over

Antonyms

  • back
  • behave

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. float

noun. ['ˈfloʊt'] the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public.

Antonyms

  • pull

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. float

noun. ['ˈfloʊt'] an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy.

Synonyms

  • swim bladder
  • air bladder

Antonyms

  • custom-made
  • stand still
  • descend

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. float

noun. ['ˈfloʊt'] something that floats on the surface of water.

Synonyms

  • cork
  • artefact
  • raft
  • preserver
  • bobfloat
  • pontoon
  • chip
  • bobber
  • bob
  • flotation device
  • artifact

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride
  • follow

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. float

verb. ['ˈfloʊt'] circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with.

Synonyms

  • try
  • examine
  • try out
  • essay
  • test

Antonyms

  • come
  • malfunction
  • begin
  • go off

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. float

noun. ['ˈfloʊt'] a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco.

Synonyms

  • hand tool

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • go

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. float

noun. ['ˈfloʊt'] a drink with ice cream floating in it.

Synonyms

  • root beer float
  • ice-cream float
  • drink

Antonyms

  • converge
  • enter
  • hop out
  • push

Etymology

  • floten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • flotian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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