the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, float(noun)
a drink with ice cream floating in it
an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
float, plasterer's float(noun)
a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
something that floats on the surface of water
air bladder, swim bladder, float(verb)
an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
float, drift, be adrift, blow(verb)
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"
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
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
"He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
move lightly, as if suspended
"The dancer floated across the stage"
put into the water
"float a ship"
make the surface of level or smooth
"float the plaster"
allow (currencies) to fluctuate
"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
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.
initial public offering
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How to use float in a sentence?
They tried to switch to a floating foreign exchange regime and it hasn't worked, will they admit that the float has failed and go back to the peg? The main task ... will be to restore credibility of the central bank.
This is one of a lot of ideas that he's willing to float trial balloons on, whether or not they get in the air is another matter.
People are getting kind of jittery and thinking, How much more does this really have to run? How much more credit can people float? And when does the cycle start to turn?
In the next 18 to 36 months we will either float on the stock exchange or sell a majority to a strategic investor.
Time is a flowing river. Happy those who allow themselves to be carried, unresisting, with the current. They float through easy days. They live, unquestioning, in the moment.
Translations for float
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- 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
- flotar, carrozaSpanish
- 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
- lebeg, úszikHungarian
- 漂う, 飛ぶ, 浮遊する, 超える, 浮かぶ, 浮く, 浮揚物, 浮きJapanese
- fluctuo, floatLatin
- tekėti, plūduriuoti, plaukti, plūdė, plaustasLithuanian
- mānu, kārewaMāori
- امبڠ, ambangMalay
- drijven, vloeien, meedrijven, te water laten, voorstellen, vlot, soort truweel, vlottende kommagetal, rasp, vijl, praalwagenDutch
- flutuar, pairar, boiar, boiaPortuguese
- tuytuy, wamp'uyQuechua
- pluti, plută, plutitorRomanian
- всплыть, [[держа́ться]] [[на]] [[вода, плыть, плавать, всплывать, пари́ть, дре́йфовать, поплаво́к, мастеро́к, платфо́рма, плот, глади́лка, прави́лоRussian
- flyta, sväva, flöteSwedish
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