What does the word float mean?

Usage examples for float

  1. Never rise unless you are alongside a float or dock. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort
  2. Turn over and float. – Three Women by 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 by R.M. Ballantyne