What does floating mean?

Definitions for floating
ˈfloʊ tɪŋfloat·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating, natationadjective

    the act of someone who floats on the water

  2. floatingadjective

    borne up by or suspended in a liquid

    "the ship is still floating"; "floating logs"; "floating seaweed"

  3. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrantadjective

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

  4. floatingadjective

    inclined to move or be moved about

    "a floating crap game"

  5. floating(a)adjective

    (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position

    "floating ribs are not connected with the sternum"; "a floating kidney"

  6. floating(a)adjective

    not definitely committed to a party or policy

    "floating voters"


  1. floatingadjective

    That which floats or float.

    floating buoys

  2. floatingadjective

    Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift.

  3. floatingadjective

    that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme.


  1. Floating

    Floating is a 2004 single by the Irish band Jape, taken from the second studio album, The Monkeys in the Zoo Have More Fun Than Me and described as "Jape's trademark song". Co-produced by David Kitt, the single was the first release from the album and was generally viewed by critics as the standout track on the album. In 2007, it featured on the EP, Jape is Grape, for which a video was made. Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs is a known admirer of the song and has performed a cover version during live shows.


  1. floating

    Floating can have several meanings depending on the context, but in general, it refers to the act or state of being buoyant or suspended in a fluid or in air. It often describes the way objects or substances remain on the surface of a liquid without sinking, or the ability of a person or animal to stay afloat in water. Additionally, it can also refer to the process of allowing a currency's exchange rate to fluctuate freely in response to market forces, without any fixed or pre-determined value.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floating

    of Float

  2. Floatingadjective

    buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air

  3. Floatingadjective

    free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals

  4. Floatingadjective

    not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt

  5. Floatingnoun

    floating threads. See Floating threads, above

  6. Floatingnoun

    the second coat of three-coat plastering


  1. Floating

    Floating is the first EP by Bill Callahan, released on Drag City in 1991. "Red Apples" is an early version of the better known track of the same name from Red Apple Falls in 1997. "Floating" and "Hole in the Heart" later appeared on Smog's rarities compilation, Accumulation: None.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of floating in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of floating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of floating in a Sentence

  1. Mitch McConnell:

    The American people have given us an opportunity to govern. We're no longer just floating ideas ... we have an obligation now to the American people to deliver a replacement for Obamacare that is better than the status quo.

  2. John Martin:

    Rate increases are coming late in the cycle, stocks are choppier, trade talks are floating around. Concerns are rising, but it hasn't derailed confidence yet.

  3. The Gulf delegate:

    There is no overhang, there is no floating oil looking for a market.

  4. Ewald Nowotny:

    I know there had been some ideas floating around that we might give some kind of interim financing just like that. I don't see any legal possibility for that.

  5. Gina Ford:

    The floating wetlands we have created are unlike anything seen before, they demonstrate Chicago's real commitment to innovation in its push for environmental sustainability.

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    flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    A denudate
    B scarper
    C abhor
    D abash

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