Definition of Float:

  1. Put forward (an idea) as a suggestion or test of reactions.

  2. (in critical path analysis) the period of time by which the duration of an activity may be extended without affecting the overall time for the process.

  3. Banking: (1) Time lapse between issuing a check and debiting of its amount from the check issuers account, or between depositing a check and crediting of its amount to the check depositors account. The check issuer gains interest due to the payment float, the check depositor loses interest due to the collection float. (2) Amount represented by a check passing through a banks check clearing cycle.

  4. (of a currency) fluctuate freely in value in accordance with supply and demand in the financial markets.

  5. Accounting: Small sum of money kept at hand to meet small expenses. Also called imprest amount.

  6. General: Period between the beginning and the close of a transaction.

  7. A thing that is buoyant in water.

  8. Move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; drift.

  9. Rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking.

  10. A platform mounted on a truck and carrying a display in a parade.

  11. Securities trading: Total number of outstanding stock (shares) of a firm available on the stockmarket. A low-level of float indicates high volatility because every big purchase or sale of the stock will have a dramatic effect its market price.

  12. A soft drink with a scoop of ice cream floating in it.

  13. A hand tool with a rectangular blade used for smoothing plaster or concrete.

  14. Project management: Time for which an activity can be delayed without delaying the entire project.

Synonyms of Float

Carling float, Arrange, Ascend, Aspire, Balsa, Balsa raft, Barge, Bathe, Bear up, Become airborne, Boat, Bob, Boom, Brandish, Bring off, Bring up, Broach, Bundle, Bundle off, Buoy, Buoy up, Bus, Carry off, Cart, Christen, Claw skyward, Coach, Consummate, Cork, Dart, Deluge, Dip, Dive, Dray, Drift, Drown, Duck, Dunk, Effect, Establish, Ferry, Flap, Flaunt, Float high, Flood, Flourish, Flow on, Flutter, Fly, Fly aloft, Foot, Found, Gain altitude, Get, Get going, Get moving, Ghost, Give a start, Glide, Go in swimming, Go in wading, Go public, Hang, Haul, Hold up, Hover, Inaugurate, Induct, Initiate, Install, Institute, Introduce, Inundate, Issue, Issue stock, Kick off, Kite, Launch, Leave the ground, Levitate, Life buoy, Life preserver, Life raft, Lift up, Lighter, Negotiate, Organize, Plane, Platform, Plow the deep, Poise, Pontoon, Pour on, Pull off, Put in motion, Raft, Rain, Raise, Ride, Ride high, Ride the sea, Ring in, Rise, Run, Sail, Scud, Send, Send forth, Send off, Set afloat, Set agoing, Set going, Set in motion, Set on foot, Set up, Shake, Ship, Shoot, Skim, Skinny-dip, Sled, Sledge, Slip, Sluice, Soar, Spire, Start, Start going, Start off, Start up, Submerge, Surfboard, Sustain, Swamp, Swim, Swing, Take off, Transact, Tread water, Truck, Turn on, Undulate, Upbear, Uphold, Uplift, Upraise, Usher in, Van, Wade, Waft, Wag, Wagon, Walk the waters, Wash, Wave, Wheelbarrow, Whelm, Wield, Wigwag, Zoom, Suggest, Put forward, Come up with, Submit, Raise, Moot, Propose, Advance, Offer, Proffer, Posit, Present, Table, Test the popularity of, Stay afloat, Stay on the surface, Be buoyant, Be buoyed up, Hover, Levitate, Be suspended, Hang, Defy gravity

How to use Float in a sentence?

  1. Sometimes when you are making a big deal there may be a long float period and you just have to hope everything goes through.
  2. Clouds floated across a brilliant blue sky.
  3. I climbed the ladder with my float, trowel and plaster and reached upwards towards the missing section of my ceiling.
  4. We could not get off the island because the boat that we made from sticks and bamboo would not float in the water.
  5. A similar idea was floated in March this year by Southampton Test MP Alan Whitehead following an energy summit held in the city last year.
  6. She relaxed, floating gently in the water.
  7. As long as a task does not slip past the amount of float time, it will not affect the overall process or project time.
  8. Root-beer floats.
  9. When you are in the float period of a big deal you must make sure to not do anything to change the other parties opinion.
  10. A carnival float.
  11. A policy of letting the pound float.

Meaning of Float & Float Definition