• (v. i.) Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the place of, something.
  • (v. i.) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
  • (v. i.) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
  • (v. i.) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait line, and indicate the bite of a fish.
  • (v. i.) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver.
  • (v. i.) A float board. See Float board (below).
  • (v. i.) A contrivance for affording a copious stream of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk, as an anvil or die.
  • (v. i.) The act of flowing; flux; flow.
  • (v. i.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
  • (v. i.) The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.
  • (v. i.) A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
  • (v. i.) A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.
  • (v. i.) A coal cart.
  • (v. i.) The sea; a wave. See Flote, n.
  • (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up.
  • (n.) To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air.
  • (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.
  • (v. t.) To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.
  • (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet.
  • (v. t.) To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.

Compare float with other words:

float vs. sink

float vs. sloat

float vs. flota

float vs. gloat

bloat vs. float

float vs. flout

flat vs. float

float vs. lift

float vs. surface

float vs. floatable

float vs. natantly

float vs. floatingly

float vs. waveson

float vs. pneumatophore

float vs. flutterboard

float vs. floaty

float vs. string

float vs. flow

deck vs. float

blow vs. float

cutter vs. float

float vs. sail

float vs. submerge

float vs. glide

float vs. refloat

float vs. radeau

float vs. stive

float vs. neaped

drafted vs. float

float vs. outrigger

bobber vs. float

float vs. ligger

float vs. hydrometer

drift vs. float

float vs. parturient

float vs. levitate

float vs. floater

displacement vs. float

float vs. waft

buoy vs. float

float vs. raft

dobber vs. float

fleet vs. float

double vs. float

char vs. float

float vs. hove

balsa vs. float

afloat vs. float

float vs. insurance

float vs. quay

float vs. pack

float vs. hover

float vs. seine

float vs. flotsam

float vs. spider

aloft vs. float

float vs. listing

float vs. lowboy

float vs. yarn

float vs. turn

float vs. flop

float vs. till

change vs. float

cashier vs. float

float vs. scoop

float vs. trust

float vs. soft

float vs. unit

company vs. float

float vs. pageant

float vs. share

float vs. parade

concrete vs. float

float vs. trowel

float vs. swim

float vs. shake

float vs. hang

float vs. fly

drive vs. float

cork vs. float

float vs. tide

float vs. schooner

float vs. wild