• buoy; something that floats; air container on the underside of a seaplane (enables flotation); vehicle for carrying an exhibit in a parade; soft drink or furit juice with ice cream floating in it; milkshake with ice cream floating in it
• stay on the surface of a liquid; drift; vacillate; cause to float, set afloat; flood; hover; establish; sell stock
• if something is floating in a liquid, it is lying or moving slowly on the surface.
• something that floats through the air moves slowly through it, because it is very light.
• if you float a plan, idea, or suggestion, you introduce it to other people, who may decide whether to use it or not.
• if a director or a government floats a company, they sell shares in it to the public.
• if a government floats its country's currency, or things like prices or interest rates float, their values are allowed to change freely without interference.
• a float is a light object that is used to help someone or something float in water.
• a float is also a lorry that is decorated in some way and often carries people in costume as part of a festival procession.
• a float is also a small amount of money that shopkeepers keep in their cash till before they start selling things in order to be able to give customers change if necessary.
float with the stream
• move along with the flow
• deposit which is credited to one bank account before it has been debited from another account
• (british) small milk delivery car that is powered by means of electricity used for delivering milk and dairy products to houses
• in britain, a milk float is a small van with a roof and no sides which is used to deliver milk to people's houses. milk floats usually have an electric motor.