"floating" in the noun sense
1. floating, natation
the act of someone who floats on the water
"floating" in the verb sense
1. 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"
2. float, swim
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
"He floated the logs down the river"
"The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
circulate or discuss tentatively test the waters with
"The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
move lightly, as if suspended
"The dancer floated across the stage"
put into the water
"float a ship"
make the surface of level or smooth
"float the plaster"
allow (currencies) to fluctuate
"The government floated the ruble for a few months"
convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation
"floating" in the adjective sense
borne up by or suspended in a liquid
"the ship is still floating"
2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant
continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
"a drifting double-dealer"
"the floating population"
"vagrant hippies of the sixties"
inclined to move or be moved about
"a floating crap game"
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"
not definitely committed to a party or policy
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