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1float/ˈfloʊt/verb
floatsfloatedfloating
1float
/ˈfloʊt/
verb
floatsfloatedfloating
Learner's definition of FLOAT  
[no object] 
: to rest on top of a liquid
   b  : to be carried along by moving water or air
[+ object] 
: to cause (something) to rest on top of a liquid : to cause (something) to float
   b  : to cause or allow (something) to be carried or moved by moving water
[no object]  : to move or go in a gentle, graceful, or quiet way — sometimes used figuratively
[no object]  : to live without having any serious purpose or goal
[+ object]  : to suggest (an idea, plan, etc.) for acceptance
[+ object]US  : to make arrangements for (a loan)
[+ object]finance  : to sell (shares in a company) in the market
of a government  : to allow the value of a currency when it is exchanged for other types of currency to change freely
[+ object]
[no object]

floating on air

— see 1air
2float/ˈfloʊt/noun
pluralfloats
2float
/ˈfloʊt/
noun
pluralfloats
Learner's definition of FLOAT  
[count]
: something that floats: such as
: a light object that is attached to a fishing line
   b  : a floating platform near a shore for use by swimmers or boats
   c  : a structure that holds up an airplane on water
: a vehicle with a platform used to carry an exhibit in a parade
US  : a soft drink with ice cream floating in it
British  : an amount of money that is kept available for making change in a shop
— see also milk float
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