1. The time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment (synset 115319328)
  2. The number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public (synset 113357383)
  3. A drink with ice cream floating in it (synset 107939274)
  4. An elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade (synset 103369621)
  5. A hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco (synset 103369445)
  6. Something that floats on the surface of water (synset 103369186)
  7. An air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy (synset 102470212)
  1. Be in motion due to some air or water current (synset 201906776)
    "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"
  2. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom (synset 201908286)
  3. Set afloat (synset 201878561)
    "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 (synset 202537745)
    "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
  5. Move lightly, as if suspended (synset 201842593)
    "The dancer floated across the stage"
  6. Put into the water (synset 201517519)
    "float a ship"
  7. Make the surface of level or smooth (synset 201364701)
    "float the plaster"
  8. Allow (currencies) to fluctuate (synset 200697808)
    "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
  9. Convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation (synset 200567258)
    "float data"

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