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floating

f loh ting

  • n  the act of someone who floats on the water
  • v  be in motion due to some air or water current
  • v  be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  • v  set afloat
  • v  circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
    The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform
  • v  move lightly, as if suspended
  • v  put into the water
  • v  make the surface of level or smooth
  • v  allow (currencies) to fluctuate
  • v  convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
  • s  borne up by or suspended in a liquid
    the ship is still floating
    floating logs
    floating seaweed
  • s  continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    the floating population
  • s  inclined to move or be moved about
    a floating crap game
  • s  (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position
    floating ribs are not connected with the sternum
    a floating kidney
  • s  not definitely committed to a party or policy
    floating voters

  • Your eyes do not deceive you: that sleek slab levitating in midair is in fact a bed, and it is floating unsupported--though lightly tethered at its four corners--16 in.
  • A giant pulp mill for the Amazon wilderness Longer than two football fields, taller than a 16-story building, the off-white structure floating up the Amazon looked like a.
  • Home Sweet Home A floating bed, a manpowered snow plow and a gadget to find those gloves (or anything else) you misplace.
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  • Jay Leno in USA Today
    As you may have heard, there's a rumor floating around that we were cancelled,Leno said. "I heard it coming in this morning on the radio. So far, nobody's said anything to me."
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn in BusinessWeek
    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn said the PBOC's announcement to "to return to the managed floating exchange-rate regime in place prior to the global financial crisis is a very welcomed development."
  • Barack Obama in FOXNews
    Oh, the names are really bad. I don't even want to mention it, because there are names floating around and they're bad,Mrs. Obama said. "I think, Frank was one of them. Frank! Moose was another one of them. Moose. I said, well, what if the...

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