Floated my idea to the committee.
Inflation forced the government to float the currency.
A raft that doesn't sink but that instead stays at the top of a swimming pool is an example of something that floats.
When you lay on your back in the ocean and let the salt water hold you up on the surface of the water, this is an example of when you float.
When a song you like to listen to drifts into your head, this is an example of when the song floats into your head.
When you suggest to your boss that a new timecard system might be wise, this is an example of when you float the idea.
When your mortgage is tied to the LIBOR index instead of fixed, this is an example of a time when your rate floats.
- A raft.
- A buoy.
- A life preserver.
- A buoyant object, such as a piece of cork or a plastic ball, used to hold a net or part of a fishing line afloat.
- A landing platform attached to a wharf and floating on the water.
- A floating ball attached to a lever to regulate the water level in a tank.
- An air-filled bladder, as in a fish.
- A cork on a fishing line.
- A floating ball or device that regulates the valve controlling water level, as in a tank, or fuel supply, as in a carburetor.
- A raftlike platform anchored near a shore, as for use by swimmers.
- A life preserver.
- A buoyant device on an aircraft to enable it to land or remain on water.
Allowed the dollar to float; a loan whose interest rate floats with the prime rate.
A root beer float.
Leaves floating down from the trees.
Idle thoughts floating through the mind.
No sir, your current float is not taken into account, when assets are legally garnished.
We make a lot of interest from our nightly float.
That routine should not have used an int; it should be a float.
A raft that stays on the surface of the pool is an example of a float.
A little round object attached to your fishing pole that shows you when a fish has bitten is an example of a float.
The boat floated on the water.
The oil floated on the vinegar.
That boat doesn’t float.
Oil floats on vinegar.
I’d love to just float downstream.
I’m not sure where they went... they’re floating around here somewhere.
Images from my childhood floated through my mind.
The balloon floated off into the distance.
The dancer floated gracefully around the stage.
That’s a daft idea... it’ll never float.
I floated the idea of free ice-cream on Fridays, but no one was interested.
The yen floats against the dollar.
The government floated the pound in January.
Increased pressure on Thailand’s currency, the baht, in 1997 led to a crisis that forced the government to float the currency.
Could you float me $50 until payday?
It is time to float this horse's teeth.
Origin of float
- Middle English floten from Old English flotian pleu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English floten, from Old English flotian (“to float”), from Proto-Germanic *flutōną (“to float”), from Proto-Indo-European *plewd-, *plew- (“to float, swim, fly”). Cognate with Middle Low German vloten, vlotten (“to float, swim”), Middle Dutch vloten, Old Norse flota, Icelandic fljóta, Old English flēotan (“to float, swim”), Ancient Greek πλέω (pleō), Lithuanian plaukti, Russian плавать (plavatʹ).