Definitions of floating

  1.   continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another a drifting double dealer the floating population vagrant hippies of the sixties
  2.   borne up by or suspended in a liquid the ship is still floating floating logs floating seaweed
  3.   inclined to move or be moved about a floating crap game
  4.   hanging or moving freely in air floating thistledown floating banners
  5.   not definitely committed to a party or policy floating voters
  6.   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
  7.   the act of someone who floats on the water
  8.   of Float
  9.   Buoyed upon or in a fluid a the floating timbers of a wreck floating motes in the air
  10.   Free or lose from the usual attachment as the floating ribs in man and some other animals
  11.   Not funded not fixed invested or determined as floating capital a floating debt
  12.   Floating threads See Floating threads above
  13.   The second coat of three coat plastering
  14.   threads See threads above
  15.   The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water called also fattening plumping and laying out
  16.   Swimming or held up on the surface of a liquid free to move about circulating not fixed or settled ready for use
  17.   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
  18.   Swimming not fixed circulating
  20.   Not fixed not constant
  21.   Resting buoyant on the water overflowing circulating not fixed of uncertain amount available for use unattached
  22.   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
  23.   Lying on the surface of water or in air free or loose to be used as occasion requires as capital

Quotes of 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. “ No not the red one but the blue one with the veil floating – The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted by Katharine Ellis Barrett
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. He would have liked to tell her they were floating over buildings ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  6. But what happened to Misery when he went floating away – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome
  7. Another calls it an immense surface of earth floating on the water – Holland, v. 1 (of 2) by Edmondo de Amicis
  8. 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
  9. “ 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. But he went no farther than the floating bridge of heaven and seeing the violence which prevailed he returned – Japan by David Murray
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. “ 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
  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. 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
  20. 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