Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun float

7 senses of float

Sense 1
float -- (the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment)
       => time interval, interval -- (a definite length of time marked off by two instants)

Sense 2
float -- (the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public)
       => stock -- (the capital raised by a corporation through the issue of shares entitling holders to an ownership interest (equity); "he owns a controlling share of the company's stock")

Sense 3
ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, float -- (a drink with ice cream floating in it)
       => drink -- (a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner")

Sense 4
float -- (an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade)
       => display, presentation -- (a visual representation of something)

Sense 5
float, plasterer's float -- (a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco)
       => hand tool -- (a tool used with workers' hands)

Sense 6
float -- (something that floats on the surface of water)
       => artifact, artefact -- (a man-made object taken as a whole)

Sense 7
air bladder, swim bladder, float -- (an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy)
       => sac -- (a structure resembling a bag in an animal)

Antonyms of verb float

1 of 9 senses of float

Sense 2
float, swim -- (be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom)
       Antonym of sink (Sense 4)
      => sink, settle, go down, go under -- (go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb float

9 senses of float

Sense 1
float, drift, be adrift, blow -- (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")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
float, swim -- (be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
float -- (set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond")
       => transport -- (move something or somebody around; usually over long distances)

Sense 4
float -- (circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform")
       => test, prove, try, try out, examine, essay -- (put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe")

Sense 5
float -- (move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 6
float -- (put into the water; "float a ship")
       => launch -- (propel with force; "launch the space shuttle"; "Launch a ship")

Sense 7
float -- (make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster")
       => smooth, smoothen -- (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; "smooth the surface of the wood")

Sense 8
float -- (allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months")
       => value -- (fix or determine the value of; assign a value to; "value the jewelry and art work in the estate")

Sense 9
float -- (convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data")
       => convert, change over -- (change from one system to another or to a new plan or policy; "We converted from 220 to 110 Volt")

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