float

a long flat-bed semi-trailer.

Float

A polystyrene or wooden tool utilised by anglers.

Float

[liquid level] Liquid level floats, also known as float balls, are spherical, cylindrical, oblong or similarly shaped objects, made from either rigid or flexible material, that are buoyant in water and other liquids. They are non-electrical hardware frequently used as visual sight-indicators for surface demarcation and level measurement. Th...
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Float

[sculpture] Float is a public artwork by American artist Peter Flanary located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in front of Sandburg Hall, which is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The sculpture is nestled into a deep ravine and takes advantage of the lay of the land. Flanary has said that before creating any sculpture,...
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Float

[horse-drawn] A float is a form of two-wheeled horse-drawn cart with a dropped axle to give an especially low loadbed. They were intended for carrying heavy or unstable items such as milk churns. The name survives today in that of the milkfloat. The axle passes beneath the loadbed of the cart but was cranked upwards at each side. This allow...
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Float

[nautical] Floats (also called pontoons) are airtight hollow structures, similar to pressure vessels, whose air-filled interior makes them buoyant in water. They are most often used to make up the multipart hulls of trimarans, small open catamarans, and floatplanes (a kind of seaplane). Their main purpose is to supply buoyancy, not storage ...
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Float

[bartending technique] Floating is a bartending technique where a liquor or ingredient is layered at the top of a drink. The cocktails or shots produced with this technique are known as either a Pousse-café or a layered drink. Although the amount of alcohol used in a float is only about half an ounce, it enhances the tone flavor of the dri...
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Float

The number of shares that are actively tradable in the market, excluding shares that are held by officers and major stakeholders that have agreements not to sell until someone else is offered the stock.
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float

The amount of time that a check is in circulation; the period between the time a check is written and when it is cashed.
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float

[Verb] To suggest something - normally an idea.
Example: Jan floated the idea of a surprise birthday party for Tom.
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float

[n] - the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment 2. [n] - the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public 3. [n] - something that remains on the surface of a liquid 4. [v] - circulate or discuss tentatively 5. [v] - be afloat 6. [v] - be in motion due to some air or...
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Float

The amount of time a task can be delayed without delaying the project. Tasks on the critical path have no float.
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Float

(a) When approaching to alight, the distance travelled horizontally in the air after flattening out and before touching down. The better streamlined the aeroplane the greater its float, unless fitted with flaps. Flaps act as air brakes and shorten the float and they make possible landing in a smaller space.
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Float

a name for any straight-edged board drawn over plaster or render to produce a smooth (floated) surface. A floating coat is a base coat of plaster or render usually keyed to take a second coat. Sometimes the type of keying for example, diamond pattern, is specified.
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Float

Float (flōt) noun [ Middle English flote ship, boat, fleet, Anglo-Saxon flota ship, from fleótan to float; akin to Dutch vloot fleet, German floss raft, Icelandic floti float, raft, fleet, Swedish flotta . √ 84. See Fleet ,
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Float

Float intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Floated ; present participle & verbal noun Floating .] [ Middle English flotien , flotten , Anglo-Saxon flotian to float, swim, from fleótan . See Fl...
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Float

Float transitive verb 1. To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor. « Had floated that bell on the Inchcape rock.» Southey. 2. To flood; to overflow; to cover with water. �...
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float

Origin: OE. Flote ship, boat, fleet, AS. Flota ship, fr. Fleotan to float; akin to D. Vloot fleet, G. Floss raft, Icel. Floti float, raft, fleet, Sw. Flotta. ... See Fleet, and cf. Flotilla, Flotsam, Plover. ... 1. Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the p...
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float

noun something that remains on the surface of a liquid
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float

drift 2 be adrift verb be in motion due to some air or water current; `The leaves were blowing in the wind`; `the boat drifted on the lake`; `The sailboat was adrift on the open sea`; `the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore`
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float

verb allow (currencies) to fluctuate; `The government floated the ruble for a few months`
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float

verb make the surface of level or smooth; `float the plaster`
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float

noun a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
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Float

Currency: Exchange rate policy that does not limit the range of the market rate. Equities: Number of shares of a corporation that are outstanding and available for trading by the public, excluding insiders or restricted stock on a when-issued basis. A stock`s volatility is inversely correlated to its float.
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Float

• (v. i.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep. • (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up. • (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet. • (v. i.) The act of flowing; flux; flow. • (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest o...
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