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Meaning of float

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank
           and its payment
      2: the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by
         the public
      3: a drink with ice cream floating in it [syn: {ice-cream soda},
         {ice-cream float}, {float}]
      4: an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck
         (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
      5: a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing
         the surface of plaster or cement or stucco [syn: {float},
         {plasterer's float}]
      6: something that floats on the surface of water
      7: an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that
         helps maintain buoyancy [syn: {air bladder}, {swim bladder},
      v 1: 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" [syn: {float}, {drift},
           {be adrift}, {blow}]
      2: be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to
         the bottom [syn: {float}, {swim}] [ant: {go down}, {go
         under}, {settle}, {sink}]
      3: set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy
         floated his toy boat on the pond"
      4: circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The
         Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
      5: move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the
      6: put into the water; "float a ship"
      7: make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster"
      8: allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the
         ruble for a few months"
      9: convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point
         notation; "float data"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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