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

8 senses of floater

Sense 1
musca volitans, muscae volitantes, floater, spots -- (spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens; "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision")
       => symptom -- ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)

Sense 2
floater -- (a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills))
       => debt instrument, obligation, certificate of indebtedness -- (a written promise to repay a debt)

Sense 3
vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond -- (a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support)
       => wanderer, roamer, rover, bird of passage -- (someone who leads a wandering unsettled life)
       => poor person, have-not -- (a person with few or no possessions)

Sense 4
floater -- (an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed)
       => employee -- (a worker who is hired to perform a job)

Sense 5
floater -- (a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election)
       => voter, elector -- (a citizen who has a legal right to vote)

Sense 6
floater -- (a swimmer who floats in the water)
       => swimmer, natator, bather -- (a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer")

Sense 7
floater -- (an object that floats or is capable of floating)
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 8
floater, floating policy -- (an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location)
       => policy, insurance policy, insurance -- (written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy")

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