What does floater mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. musca volitans, muscae volitantes, floater, spots(noun)

    spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens

    "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"

  2. floater(noun)

    a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)

  3. vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond(noun)

    a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support

  4. floater(noun)

    an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed

  5. floater(noun)

    a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election

  6. floater(noun)

    a swimmer who floats in the water

  7. floater(noun)

    an object that floats or is capable of floating

  8. floater, floating policy(noun)

    an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location

Wiktionary

  1. floater(Noun)

    Agent noun of float; one who floats.

  2. floater(Noun)

    An employee of a company who does not have fixed tasks to do but fills in wherever needed, usually when someone else is away.

  3. floater(Noun)

    A threadlike speck in the visual field that seems to move, possibly caused by degeneration of the vitreous humour.

  4. floater(Noun)

    An "extra" male at a dinner party, or a young friend of the hostess, whose assignment is to entertain the female guests.

  5. floater(Noun)

    (insurance) A policy covering property at more than one location or which may be in transit.

  6. floater(Noun)

    (police jargon) A floating corpse picked up from a body of water.

  7. floater(Noun)

    An unaffiliated player.

  8. floater(Noun)

    A maneuver in which a surfer transitions above the unbroken face of the wave onto the lip, or on top of the breaking section of the wave.

  9. floater(Noun)

    A piece of faeces that floats.

    He left a floater in the toilet.

  10. floater(Noun)

    A coin which does not spin when thrown in the air.

    1998: In this section "floater" means a spin in which at least 1 of the coins does not turn over in the air at least once. uE000176294uE001 Queensland government Casino Gaming Amendment Rule (No. 2) 1998

  11. floater(Noun)

    Someone who attaches themselves to a group of people, much to the dismay of that group, and repeatedly shows up to participate in group activities despite attempts to get rid of, or u201Cflush,u201D that person.

  12. floater(Noun)

    A pie floater.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floater(noun)

    one who floats or swims

  2. Floater(noun)

    a float for indicating the height of a liquid surface

Freebase

  1. Floater

    Floaters are deposits of various size, shape, consistency, refractive index, and motility within the eye’s vitreous humour, which is normally transparent. At a young age, the vitreous is transparent, but as one ages, imperfections gradually develop. The common type of floater, which is present in most people’s eyes, is due to degenerative changes of the vitreous humour. The perception of floaters is known as myodesopsia, or less commonly as myodaeopsia, myiodeopsia, myiodesopsia. They are also called Muscae volitantes, or mouches volantes. Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina or refraction of the light that passes through them, and can appear alone or together with several others in one’s visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer’s eyes. Since these objects exist within the eye itself, they are not optical illusions but are entoptic phenomena.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of floater in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of floater in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of floater in a Sentence

  1. Paul George:

    I knew I just had to step over and put it up, i saw a little gap and so I put up the floater. Its a shot I work (on). Just thank God it went in.

  2. Mats Wilander:

    I think she is the most dangerous floater, I would say she is now 100 percent ready, with her game she doesn't need lots of grasscourt matches. When you hit the ball as hard as she does it's first-strike tennis and no one is better than her at that.

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