Part of speech: verb

To keep up on or in a fluid.

Part of speech: verb

To put in circulation; find a market for.

Part of speech: verb

To be supported or carried along by a liquid or gas; move lightly and freely.

Part of speech: noun

An object that floats or buoys up something.

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Usage examples "float":

  1. Never rise unless you are alongside a float or dock. - "Healthful Sports for Boys", Alfred Rochefort.
  2. Turn over and float. - "Three Women", Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
  3. It now became a matter of life and death with them that they should gain the point, for, deeply loaded as they were, it was impossible that they could float long in such a sea. - "Ungava", R.M. Ballantyne.