Definition of floating
1 : buoyed on or in a fluid
2 : located out of the normal position a floating kidney
3a : continually drifting or changing position the floating populationb : not presently committed or invested floating capitalc : short-term and usually not funded floating debtd : having no fixed value or rate floating currencies floating interest rates
4 : connected or constructed so as to operate and adjust smoothly a floating axle
Examples of floating in a Sentence
the wreckage remained floating for hours
Recent Examples of floating from the Web
The fireworks were being shot from a floating pier, Hart said.
Whoa Zone is an inflatable floating water park featuring slides, monkey bars, climbing towers and more.
A crawler rig that had a floating spinner proved especially productive.
The one-acre floating water park is set to open June 24 at Whihala Beach in Whiting, Ind.
WHITING, Ind. - Workers at Whihala Beach in northwest Indiana have started installing a floating water park along Lake Michigan.
In any event, here's hoping there's more separating Phelps from his foe than just some floating lane markers.
In any event, here’s hoping there’s more separating Phelps from his foe than just some floating lane markers.
The ship became unmoored in time following an experiment gone awry involving Albert Einstein and a mysterious floating device that looks like a cross between an impossible trident and the Antikythera mechanism.
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First Known Use of floating
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Definition of floating for English Language Learners
: continually moving or changing position
: having no fixed value or rate
: not associated with a particular political party : not certain to vote for a particular candidate or party in an election
Medical Definition of floating
: located out of the normal position or abnormally movable a floating kidney
Legal Definition of floating
1 : not presently committed or invested floating capital
2 : short-term and usually not funded floating debt
3 : having no fixed value or rate floating currencies floating interest rates
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