floating

[flˈə͡ʊtɪŋ], [flˈə‍ʊtɪŋ], [f_l_ˈəʊ_t_ɪ_ŋ]

Antonyms for floating:

committed, fixed, aground, immobile, settled, sinking, high-and-dry, sunk.


Definitions of floating:

  1.   ( 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" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2.   not definitely committed to a party or policy; " floating voters" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3.   1. Free, unattached, noting the lower ribs the cartilages of which are not articulated directly with the sternum. 2. Out of the normal position, unduly movable, wandering, noting an occasional abnormal condition of certain organs, as the kidneys, liver, spleen, etc. – A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  4.   The act of being conveyed by the stream or resting buoyant on the surface of the water; the watering or overflowing of meadows; the plastering of walls with a float. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5.   Not fixed; not constant. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Resting buoyant on the water; overflowing; circulating, not fixed; of uncertain amount; available for use; unattached. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   Swimming; not fixed; circulating. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   hanging or moving freely in air; " floating thistledown"; " floating banners" – Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10.   Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals. – Newage Dictionary DB
  11.   Swimming or held up on the surface of a liquid; free to move about; circulating; not fixed or settled; ready for use. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12.   threads. See threads, above. – Webster Dictionary DB
  13.   Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt. – Newage Dictionary DB
  14.   The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; - called also fattening, plumping, and laying out. – Newage Dictionary DB
  15.   borne up by or suspended in a liquid; " the ship is still floating"; " floating logs"; " floating seaweed" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16.   inclined to move or be moved about; " a floating crap game" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17.   of Float – Newage Dictionary DB
  18.   continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; " a drifting double- dealer"; " the floating population"; " vagrant hippies of the sixties" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19.   Lying on the surface of water, or in air; free or loose to be used as occasion requires, as capital. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20.   the act of someone who floats on the water – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21.   Floating threads. See Floating threads, above. – Newage Dictionary DB
  22.   FLOATINGLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23.   The second coat of three- coat plastering. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for floating:

  1. I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee. – Muhammad Ali
  2. The Royal Navy of England hath ever been its greatest defense and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength; the floating bulwark of the island. – William Blackstone
  3. I won't be able to do what I'm doing forever. There aren't that many scripts floating around for fifty -year -old chicks. – Cher
  4. More than specific memories of achievements, for me I remember the feeling you get when you were just at your very best- when you felt like you were floating across the court and could put the ball wherever you wanted. – Guy Forget
  5. Richard was in heavy, heavy costume, he could hardly sit, you know, and I turned up and they put me in two layers of silk, so I played him much lighter- you know, floating around in a pair of slippers, a bit of a hippy. – Michael Gambon
  6. Seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around us, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them. – Joseph Henry
  7. Jesus got me through the slums without getting murdered. I just walked with him as though he were really there and not a spirit just floating around. – Larry Norman
  8. We're trying to fix this with the plan we've been floating Now, the law says the transition ends in 2006 or- and the "or" is the only part that matters- 85 percent of Americans go buy a digital TV. – Michael K. Powell
  9. I mean, we've had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know? – Ron Reagan
  10. I slept just floating in the middle of the flight deck, the upper deck of the space shuttle. – Sally Ride
  11. And Twin Peaks, the Film is the craziest film in the history of cinema. I have no idea what happened, I have no idea what I saw, all I know is that I left the theater floating six feet above the ground. – Jacques Rivette
  12. There's a lot of bad isms floating around this world, but one of the worst is commercialism. – George Seaton
  13. At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space. – Natalie Wood

Usage examples for floating:

  1. But, Mr. Smith, St. Peter saw the sheet in a dream; there isn't anything in the Bible about things or people floating in the air when people are awake. ” – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. Only a few could get their mouths against the glass; but those who were floating miles away yet turned their heads towards it. ” – The Light Princess and Other Fairy Stories by George MacDonald
  3. Therefore, when he had stood it for some time, and found that he could hardly keep himself from being dashed against the rocks, and the big pieces of ice which came floating along on the top of the waves, he spoke to his wives and told them to follow him to the shore. ” – Rataplan by Ellen Velvin
  4. Thus it is, that houses are swept away; and bridges from the smaller mountain streams, have been known, to come floating past the wharves of Albany, holding their way towards the ocean. ” – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  5. There we were, floating calmly on the stream, and I could scarcely believe that an instant before we were engaged in a fearful encounter. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. Others hid behind floating fragments of heavy ice and made a sudden rush as the animals passed. ” – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  7. “ I do not know that our situation would be any the better, however, were we actually on them, instead of being on this floating wreck. ” – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  8. “ I was floating down a stream and I had not thought about it, only enjoyed in a careless way; till a little thing startled me. ” – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  9. It's better to go rather beyond her than a little short, and if she is still floating we shall fall in with her. ” – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  10. Then larger ones appeared, and in a few minutes all the fish in that particular stretch of water, with several gymnoti, were seen floating on the surface quite dead. ” – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
  11. That was when the old moon, tumbled over on her back, would come floating up the east, like a little boat on the rising tide of the night, looking lost on the infinite sea! ” – Gutta-Percha Willie by George MacDonald
  12. But he went no farther than the floating bridge of heaven, and seeing the violence which prevailed he returned. ” – Japan by David Murray
  13. But what happened to Misery when he went floating away? ” – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  14. He would have liked to tell her they were floating over buildings. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  15. Being now so near their journey's end, the winged horse gradually descended with his rider, and they took advantage of some clouds that were floating over the mountain tops in order to conceal themselves. ” – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  16. “ No, not the red one, but the blue one with the veil floating – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  17. Within this convention was included the fresh- water canal which supplies drinking water to Ismailia and Port Said, and all the floating population about the banks of the Suez Canal. ” – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  18. The impression that it had left his shoulders and was floating around in the air a foot or two above them thus turned out to be an illusion. ” – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  19. The automobile itself was bumping along as if, indeed, it was floating down some stream, or had gone to sea like one of Mr. Brown's boats. ” – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on an Auto Tour by Laura Lee Hope
  20. Another calls it " an immense surface of earth floating on the water." ” – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis

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