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float

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of float

  1. a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers <the crew put the cargo on the float before heading back down the river> Synonyms dock, jetty, landing, levee, pier, quai, quay, wharfRelated Words berth, mooring, slip; embarcadero [West]; dockyard, marina, quayage, shipyard, wharfage




float

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of float

  1. 1 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air <a canoe floating down the river> <particles of dust floating in the air> Synonyms drift, glide, hang, hover, poise, ride, sail, swim, waft Related Words bob, dangle, suspend; buoy; balloon, raft Near Antonyms dive, lunge, plunge; dip, immerse, submerge, submerse Antonyms settle, sink

  2. 2 to move about from place to place aimlessly <lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place> Synonyms bat, cruise, drift, wander, gad (about), gallivant (also galavant), kick around, knock (about), maunder, meander, mooch, ramble, range, roam, rove, traipseRelated Words amble, saunter, stroll; dawdle, mope; gypsy, hobo, tramp, vagabond; mill (about or around); straggle, stray





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