Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) float (the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment)
- S: (n) float (the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public)
- S: (n) ice-cream soda, ice-cream float, float (a drink with ice cream floating in it)
- S: (n) float (an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade)
- S: (n) float, plasterer's float (a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco)
- S: (n) float (something that floats on the surface of water)
- S: (n) air bladder, swim bladder, float (an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy)
- S: (v) float, drift, be adrift, blow (be in motion due to some air or water current) "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"
- S: (v) float, swim (be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom)
- S: (v) float (set afloat) "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
- S: (v) float (circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with) "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
- S: (v) float (move lightly, as if suspended) "The dancer floated across the stage"
- S: (v) float (put into the water) "float a ship"
- S: (v) float (make the surface of level or smooth) "float the plaster"
- S: (v) float (allow (currencies) to fluctuate) "The government floated the ruble for a few months"
- S: (v) float (convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation) "float data"