float

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Verb[change]

Plain form
float

Third-person singular
floats

Past tense
floated

Past participle
floated

Present participle
floating

  1. (intransitive) When you float, it means that your density is lower than the density of the liquid you are in, which makes you be at the surface of the liquid.
    As I have a light body, I always float when I go swimming.

Noun[change]

Singular
float

Plural
floats

  1. Something which stays on or near the surface of water or another liquid.
  2. A buoyant used to help balance in water or another liquid.
    Attach the float and the weight to the fishing line, above the hook.
  3. A nicely decorated vehicle, to show in a parade or pageant.
    That float covered in roses is very pretty.