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Synonyms for float
floʊt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term float.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. float(noun)

    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. float(noun)

    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, float(noun)

    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. float(noun)

    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 float(noun)

    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. float(noun)

    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, float(verb)

    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, 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"

    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, swim(verb)

    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. float(verb)

    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. float(verb)

    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. float(verb)

    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. float(verb)

    put into the water

    "float a ship"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    go down, settle, go under, sink

  14. float(verb)

    make the surface of level or smooth

    "float the plaster"

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, swim

    Antonyms:
    sink, settle, go under, go down

  15. float(verb)

    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. float(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. float(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. float(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    swim, WAFT, be buoyed up

  2. float(v. a.)

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

  3. float(n.)

    Synonyms:
    raft, floating mass

  4. float(n.)

    Synonyms:
    buoy

  5. float(n.)

    Synonyms:
    float-board

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. float(n)

    Synonyms:
    raft, buoy

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    floater, floats, char, fleet, profiler, chariot, tank, jitter, floatation, flotation

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How to say float in sign language?

  1. float

How to use float in a sentence?

  1. Tatiana Orlova:

    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.

  2. Joe Antos:

    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.

  3. Nicholas Ghattas:

    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?

  4. 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.

  5. Christopher Darlington Morley:

    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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  • 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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