What does floating mean?

Definitions for floating
ˈfloʊ tɪŋfloat·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word floating.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating, natation(adj)

    the act of someone who floats on the water

  2. floating(adj)

    borne up by or suspended in a liquid

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

  3. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(adj)

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

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

  4. floating(adj)

    inclined to move or be moved about

    "a floating crap game"

  5. floating(a)(adj)

    (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)(adj)

    not definitely committed to a party or policy

    "floating voters"

Wiktionary

  1. floating(Adjective)

    That which floats or float.

    floating buoys

  2. floating(Adjective)

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

  3. floating(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floating

    of Float

  2. Floating(adj)

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

  3. Floating(adj)

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

  4. Floating(adj)

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

  5. Floating(noun)

    floating threads. See Floating threads, above

  6. Floating(noun)

    the second coat of three-coat plastering

Freebase

  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.

How to pronounce floating?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say floating in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Yun Zhang:

    Most planetary bodies consist of numerous pieces of rock that have coalesced under the influence of gravity. You could imagine them as sandcastles floating in space. Their structure can be disrupted when the force acting on the individual 'sand particle' is larger than their mutual gravity, similar to the ocean tides on Earth, which result from the gravitational pulls of the sun and the moon, in space a planetary body that comes close enough to a star is subjected to the strong gravitational pulls of that star.

  2. Stewart Chiron:

    Thankfully this story has a happy ending for the couple but cruise ships are not floating hospitals.

  3. The Arx Pax patent:

    In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces, in a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.

  4. Morris Alagoa:

    Four bodies were seen floating on the river today as the search continues.

  5. Yannis Behrakis:

    The picture was very strong and the body of the boy almost floating in the air, it almost looked like his spirit was leaving his body for the heavens.

Images & Illustrations of floating

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