Definition of Floating in English :

Define Floating in English

Floating meaning in English

Meaning of Floating in English

Pronunciation of Floating in English

Floating pronunciation in English

Pronounce Floating in English


see synonyms of floating


1. floating, natation

the act of someone who floats on the water


2. floating

borne up by or suspended in a liquid

Example Sentences:
'the ship is still floating'
'floating logs'
'floating seaweed'

3. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant

continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

Example Sentences:
'a drifting double-dealer'
'the floating population'
'vagrant hippies of the sixties'

4. floating

inclined to move or be moved about

Example Sentences:
'a floating crap game'

5. floating

(of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position

Example Sentences:
'floating ribs are not connected with the sternum'
'a floating kidney'

6. floating

not definitely committed to a party or policy

Example Sentences:
'floating voters'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of floating
having little or no attachment
(of an organ or part) displaced from the normal position or abnormally movable
a floating kidney
not definitely attached to one place or policy; uncommitted or unfixed
the floating vote
4. finance
(of capital) not allocated or invested; available for current use
(of debt) short-term and unfunded, usually raised by a government or company to meet current expenses
(of a currency) free to fluctuate against other currencies in accordance with market forces
5. machinery
operating smoothly through being free from external constraints
(of an electronic circuit or device) not connected to a source of voltage

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see synonyms of floating
that floats
not fixed; not remaining in one place; moving about
3.  Finance
designating an unfunded, short-term debt resulting from current operations and having no specified date for repayment
not permanently invested; available for current expenses
floating capital
4.  Mechanics
designating or of parts, as in a suspension, that reduce force or vibration
5.  Medicine
displaced from the normal position and moving more freely
a floating kidney

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of floating
1. Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
2. Not secured in place; unattached.
3. Inclined to move or be moved about: a floating meeting; floating crap games.
a. Permitted to rise or fall in response to the market: a floating exchange rate; a floating interest rate.
b. Having an exchange rate or interest rate that rises or falls in response to the market: a floating currency; a floating loan.
5. Being short-term debt that is continuously refinanced.
6. Economics Available for use; in circulation. Used of capital.
7. Designed or constructed to operate smoothly and without vibration.
8. Of or relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position: a floating kidney.

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