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  • an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy
  • something that floats on the surface of water
  • a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
  • an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
  • a drink with ice cream floating in it
  • the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
  • the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
    • float data
  • allow (currencies) to fluctuate
    • The government floated the ruble for a few months
  • make the surface of level or smooth
    • float the plaster
  • put into the water
    • float a ship
  • move lightly, as if suspended
    • The dancer floated across the stage
  • circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
    • The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform
  • set afloat
    • He floated the logs down the river
    • The boy floated his toy boat on the pond
  • be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  • 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
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