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

1 sense of floating

Sense 1
floating, natation -- (the act of someone who floats on the water)
       => swimming, swim -- (the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool")

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")

Antonyms of adj floating

5 senses of floating

Sense 1
floating -- (borne up by or suspended in a liquid; "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed")

INDIRECT (VIA afloat) -> aground -- (stuck in a place where a ship can no longer float; "a ship aground offshore"; "a boat aground on the beach waiting for the tide to lift it")

Sense 2
aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant -- (continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties")

INDIRECT (VIA unsettled) -> settled -- (established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization")

Sense 3
floating -- (inclined to move or be moved about; "a floating crap game")

INDIRECT (VIA mobile) -> immobile -- (not capable of movement or of being moved)

Sense 4
floating (prenominal) -- ((of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney")

INDIRECT (VIA unfixed) -> fixed -- (securely placed or fastened or set; "a fixed piece of wood"; "a fixed resistor")

Sense 5
floating (prenominal) -- (not definitely committed to a party or policy; "floating voters")

INDIRECT (VIA uncommitted) -> committed -- (bound or obligated, as under a pledge to a particular cause, action, or attitude; "committed church members"; "a committed Marxist")

Similarity of adj floating

5 senses of floating

Sense 1
floating -- (borne up by or suspended in a liquid; "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed")
       => afloat (predicate) (vs. aground) -- (borne on the water; floating)

Sense 2
aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant -- (continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties")
       => unsettled (vs. settled) -- (not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle")

Sense 3
floating -- (inclined to move or be moved about; "a floating crap game")
       => mobile (vs. immobile) -- (moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place); "a mobile missile system"; "the tongue is...the most mobile articulator")

Sense 4
floating (prenominal) -- ((of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position; "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney")
       => unfixed (vs. fixed) -- (not firmly placed or set or fastened)

Sense 5
floating (prenominal) -- (not definitely committed to a party or policy; "floating voters")
       => uncommitted (vs. committed) -- (not bound or pledged)

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