[ US /ˈfɫoʊtɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /flˈə‍ʊtɪŋ/ ]
  1. borne up by or suspended in a liquid
    the ship is still floating
    floating seaweed
    floating logs
  2. (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
  3. inclined to move or be moved about
    a floating crap game
  4. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
    vagrant hippies of the sixties
    the floating population
    a drifting double-dealer
  5. not definitely committed to a party or policy
    floating voters
  1. the act of someone who floats on the water
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How To Use floating In A Sentence

  • Said hi also to a few of the guys from Aereogramme after they'd finished up, but wasn't actually sure of who was there from Chemikal Underground or what they look like, so I was basically floating around and looking glaikit until Mags pointed out the Newsnight crew, and the nice interviewer man figured out who I was. Archive 2007-02-01
  • I use long lengths of floating row cover, anchored with bricks and stones, on annual and perennial beds.
  • Your clock has a floating balance mechanism.
  • There were floating candles that decorated the pool and the fountain, as well as ornamental flowers arrangements.
  • And though you could not mark the delicacies of faces, you could have the full effect of costumes, -- rich, majestic, floating, gossamery, impalpable. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 70, August, 1863
  • I can't find my purse, but it must be floating around here somewhere.
  • Snorkelers can have a grand time floating just 30 feet above the stern, watching the divers below and the thousands of fish that live in the wreck.
  • They cannot fly or dive yet and they spend the next few weeks just floating about. Times, Sunday Times
  • The swimming pool was decorated with fairy lights and floating candles and a table for the intimate party of 12 was set outside.
  • Flooding and floating affecting the appearances and the effect of latex paint and film were investigated.
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