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float 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
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floats, 3rd person singular present; floated, past tense; floating, present participle; floated, past participle;
  1. Rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking
    • - she relaxed, floating gently in the water
  2. Cause (a buoyant object) to rest or move in such a way
    • - trees were felled and floated downstream
  3. Be suspended freely in a liquid or gas
    • - fragments of chipped cartilage floated in the joint
  4. Move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; drift
    • - clouds floated across a brilliant blue sky
    • - through the open window floated the sound of traffic
  5. (of a rumor, idea, or substance) Circulate
    • - the notion was floating around Capitol Hill
  6. (of a sight or idea) Come before the eyes or mind
    • - the advice his father had given him floated into his mind
  7. (in sports) Make (the ball) travel lightly and effortlessly through the air
    • - he floated the kick into the net
  8. Put forward (an idea) as a suggestion or test of reactions

  9. Offer the shares of (a company) for sale on the stock market for the first time

  10. (of a currency) Fluctuate freely in value in accordance with supply and demand in the financial markets
    • - a policy of letting the pound float
  11. Allow (a currency) to fluctuate in such a way

Noun
  1. A thing that is buoyant in water, in particular

  2. A small object attached to a fishing line to indicate by moving when a fish bites

  3. A cork or buoy supporting the edge of a fishing net

  4. A hollow or inflated organ enabling an organism (such as the Portuguese man-of-war) to float in the water

  5. A hollow structure fixed underneath an aircraft enabling it to take off and land on water

  6. A device floating on the surface of a liquid that forms part of a valve apparatus controlling flow in and out of the enclosing container, e.g., in a toilet tank or a carburetor

  7. A platform mounted on a truck and carrying a display in a parade
    • - a carnival float
  8. A hand tool with a rectangular blade used for smoothing plaster or concrete

  9. A soft drink with a scoop of ice cream floating in it
    • - root-beer floats
  10. (in critical path analysis) The period of time by which the duration of an activity may be extended without affecting the overall time for the process


  1. the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  2. 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"
  3. the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
  4. be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
  5. ice-cream soda: a drink with ice cream floating in it
  6. set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
  7. Float is American hip hop artist Aesop Rock's second full-length album, his first major release.
  8. Floating is a bartending technique where a liquor or ingredient is layered at the top of a drink.
  9. The float is a breakdance move in which the body is held parallel to the floor while balancing on one or both hands. ...
  10. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. ...
  11. In finance, the free float of a company is defined as those shares that are readily available for trading. The concept of free float is particularly important for assigning a weight to a listed company in the calculation of an index.
  12. A float, also called a bobber, is a device used in angling that serves two purposes. It suspends the bait at a predetermined depth, and it serves as a bite indicator. Floats come in different sizes and shapes. The long, thin ones are very sensitive and are used for coarse fishing. ...
  13. A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid; A tool similar to a rasp, used in various trades; A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces; An elaborately decorated trailer or vehicle, intended for display in a parade or pageant; A small battery-powered ...
  14. (floating) That which floats or float; Not fixed in position, opinion etc.; free to move or drift; that is not attached to any consonant or vowel within its morpheme
  15. (floating) Referring to a circuit which has no connection to ground.
  16. (floating) The next-to-last stage in concrete work, when it is smoothed and water is brought to the surface by using a hand float or bull float.
  17. (Floating) A misnomer used by the ready to wear industry to imply a certain Canvas quality of make in their jacket construction. ...
  18. (Floating) Your time period is defined by a season and your week period is not fixed. You reserve your time period within the appropriate season annually. Most resorts have a High, Medium, and Low Season. ...
  19. (Floating) a method of aligning mortar with the float strips or screeds using a straightedge.
  20. (Floating) A technique used by saddle bronc riders in which they appear to be bucked off at every jump. Some bronc riders have such enormous skill that they appear to be floating above the bronc as the horse bucks.
  21. (Floating) jargon for a player who is not required to discard. Also, if a player’s last card cannot be melded, this card remains a floater until another card is discarded.
  22. (FLOATING) Separation of pigment colors on the surface of applied paint.
  23. Floating removes humps (high spots) and fills in valleys (low spots).  It also compacts the concrete by embedding large aggregate just beneath the surface and consolidating mortar at the surface in preparation for other finishing operations.
  24. (FLOATING) A measurement where two leads are used to supply current to the unknown and two different leads are used to sense the voltage drop across the resistance.
  25. (FLOATING) Rising above a situation; releasing burdens / Being indecisive; allowing yourself to be carried along by events; feeling a lack of connection or direction; being unattached or uncommitted / Surviving; staying afloat / Total attunement; a letting-go of conscious striving, trusting the ...