Definitions of floating

  1. Swimming or held up on the surface of a liquid; free to move about; circulating; not fixed or settled; ready for use.
  2. The second coat of three- coat plastering.
  3. threads. See threads, above.
  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.
  6. Lying on the surface of water, or in air; free or loose to be used as occasion requires, as capital.
  7. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; " a drifting double- dealer"; " the floating population"; " vagrant hippies of the sixties"
  8. inclined to move or be moved about; " a floating crap game"
  9. hanging or moving freely in air; " floating thistledown"; " floating banners"
  10. not definitely committed to a party or policy; " floating voters"
  11. ( 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"
  12. the act of someone who floats on the water
  13. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.
  14. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals.
  15. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt.
  16. Floating threads. See Floating threads, above.
  17. Swimming; not fixed; circulating.
  18. Not fixed; not constant.
  19. Resting buoyant on the water; overflowing; circulating, not fixed; of uncertain amount; available for use; unattached.