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Synonyms for float
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Wiktionary

  1. floatverb

    To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange.

    Synonyms:
    initial public offering

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. float

    Synonyms:
    swim, spread, prevail

    Antonyms:
    sink, drown, die, founder, vanish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floatnoun

    the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    go under, go down, sink, settle

  2. floatnoun

    the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    go down, go under, sink, settle

  3. ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, floatnoun

    a drink with ice cream floating in it

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    go down, go under, settle, sink

  4. floatnoun

    an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    settle, go down, go under, sink

  5. float, plasterer's floatnoun

    a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    settle, sink, go under, go down

  6. floatnoun

    something that floats on the surface of water

    Synonyms:
    plasterer's float, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, air bladder, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    sink, go down, go under, settle

  7. air bladder, swim bladder, floatverb

    an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy

    Synonyms:
    air bladder, ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, plasterer's float, swim bladder

    Antonyms:
    sink, settle, go under, go down

  8. float, drift, be adrift, blowverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    swash, rove, vagabond, botch, ramble, bungle, muck up, range, mishandle, bumble, botch up, brag, stray, blow, tout, burn out, screw up, suck, gasconade, roll, fumble, flub, fellate, cast, ball up, err, freewheel, bollocks, wander, shoot a line, mess up, shove off, waste, louse up, bollocks up, gas, bollix, bluster, vaunt, swan, muff, tramp, blow out, swim, foul up, boast, fluff, drift, bobble, go down on, be adrift, shove along, bollix up, squander, spoil, roam, bodge

    Antonyms:
    go under, sink, go down, settle

  9. float, swimverb

    be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, drown, swim

    Antonyms:
    go down, go under, sink, settle

  10. floatverb

    set afloat

    "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    go under, go down, settle, sink

  11. floatverb

    circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with

    "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    settle, go down, sink, go under

  12. floatverb

    move lightly, as if suspended

    "The dancer floated across the stage"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    go down, go under, settle, sink

  13. floatverb

    put into the water

    "float a ship"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    go down, settle, go under, sink

  14. floatverb

    make the surface of level or smooth

    "float the plaster"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    sink, settle, go under, go down

  15. floatverb

    allow (currencies) to fluctuate

    "The government floated the ruble for a few months"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    settle, go under, go down, sink

  16. floatverb

    convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation

    "float data"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    sink, go down, settle, go under

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. floatverb

    Synonyms:
    swim, WAFT, be buoyed up

  2. floatverb

    Synonyms:
    buoy up, bear up, keep afloat, bear on the surface

  3. floatnoun

    Synonyms:
    raft, floating mass

  4. floatnoun

    Synonyms:
    buoy

  5. floatnoun

    Synonyms:
    float-board

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. floatnoun

    Synonyms:
    raft, buoy

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How to use float in a sentence?

  1. Tom Davis:

    Other Republicans were the disruptive group. At this point, even getting into that mess, whoever is disruptive pays a price at the polls. i don't think you want to let this charge float out there, because health care is the one bill that is hurting them this year.

  2. Charles Robertson:

    We still think the authorities are likely to accept the economic requirements for a weaker currency, (But) the option looking least likely is that they do the CIS model of the last 18 months - Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan - where they float the currency, because President Buhari has been strongly identified with holding the currency where it is at 200 to the dollar.

  3. Dirk Graber:

    In the next 18 to 36 months we will either float on the stock exchange or sell a majority to a strategic investor.

  4. Alan Watts:

    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.

  5. Eric Johnson:

    Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee; I got Parkinson’s, it ain’t got me.


Translations for float

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  • يطفوArabic
  • ҡалҡыуысBashkir
  • пла́ваць, папла́ваць, паплы́ць, плыцьBelarusian
  • държа се на повърхността, нося се, плавам, буй, поплавък, мистрияBulgarian
  • flotarCatalan, Valencian
  • plout, plavatCzech
  • schwimmen, schweben, gleiten, treiben, begeben, borgen, Schwimmer, Floß, Festwagen, FloatGerman
  • φελλόςGreek
  • flotar, carrozaSpanish
  • شناورPersian
  • leijua, kellua, [[pysyä]] [[pinnalla]], lipua, ehdottaa, heittää, yleinen osakeanti, höyläraspi, raspi, paraatiauto, käteiskassa, liukuluku, pohjakassa, koho, kelluke, hierrinFinnish
  • flotter, flottant, flotteur, char, float, nombre flottantFrench
  • flotarGalician
  • lebeg, úszikHungarian
  • galleggiareItalian
  • 漂う, 飛ぶ, 浮遊する, 超える, 浮かぶ, 浮く, 浮揚物, 浮きJapanese
  • អន្ដែតKhmer
  • ಫ್ಲೋಟ್Kannada
  • 흙손Korean
  • fluctuo, floatLatin
  • tekėti, plūduriuoti, plaukti, plūdė, plaustasLithuanian
  • mānu, kārewaMāori
  • امبڠ, ambangMalay
  • မျောBurmese
  • drijven, vloeien, meedrijven, te water laten, voorstellen, vlot, soort truweel, vlottende kommagetal, rasp, vijl, praalwagenDutch
  • flutuar, pairar, boiar, boiaPortuguese
  • tuytuy, wamp'uyQuechua
  • flottarRomansh
  • pluti, plută, plutitorRomanian
  • всплыть, [[держа́ться]] [[на]] [[вода, плыть, плавать, всплывать, пари́ть, дре́йфовать, поплаво́к, мастеро́к, платфо́рма, плот, глади́лка, прави́лоRussian
  • plovakSerbo-Croatian
  • flyta, sväva, flöteSwedish
  • తేలుTelugu
  • ลอยThai
  • 浮动Chinese

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