Levitate Definition

levitated, levitates, levitating
levitated, levitates, levitating
To rise or cause to rise into the air and float in apparent defiance of gravity.
American Heritage
To cause to rise and float in the air.
Webster's New World
To rise and float in the air because of, or as if because of, lightness and buoyancy.
Webster's New World

Origin of Levitate

  • From Latin levis light (on the model of gravitate) levity

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin levō (“I elevate, I lift up"), from levis (“light").

    From Wiktionary

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