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float around
Float board
Float case
float float-feed or spray
float glass
Float ore
Float stone
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floatation
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Floatiersman
Floating
floating anchor
floating base support
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floating bridge
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Floater definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

FLO'ATER, n. One that floats or swims.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens; "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision" [syn: musca volitans, muscae volitantes, floater, spots]
2: a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
3: a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support [syn: vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond]
4: an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
5: a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
6: a swimmer who floats in the water
7: an object that floats or is capable of floating
8: an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location [syn: floater, floating policy]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1717 1. a. one that floats b. a person who floats something 2. a person who votes illegally in various polling places 3. a. a person without a permanent residence or regular employment b. a worker who moves from job to job; especially one without fixed duties 4. a pitched, thrown, or hit ball that moves through the air relatively slowly with little or no spin or rotation 5. a policy insuring specific items of personal property (as jewelry or art) 6. a bit of optical debris (as a dead cell or cell fragment) in the vitreous body or lens that may be perceived as a spot before the eye; also a spot in the visual field due to such debris usually used in plural

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a person or thing that floats. 2 a floating voter. 3 sl. a mistake; a gaffe. 4 a person who frequently changes occupation. 5 Stock Exch. a government stock certificate etc. recognized as a security.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Floater Float"er (Politics) (a) A voter who shifts from party to party, esp. one whose vote is purchasable. [U. S.] (b) A person, as a delegate to a convention or a member of a legislature, who represents an irregular constituency, as one formed by a union of the voters of two counties neither of which has a number sufficient to be allowed a (or an extra) representative of its own. [U. S.] (c) A person who votes illegally in various polling places or election districts, either under false registration made by himself or under the name of some properly registered person who has not already voted. [U. S.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Floater Float"er, n. 1. One who floats or swims. 2. A float for indicating the height of a liquid surface.

Moby Thesaurus

Ahasuerus, Ancient Mariner, Argonaut, Flying Dutchman, Goliard, Odysseus, Oisin, Ossian, Ulysses, ballot-box stuffer, balloter, bird of passage, bum, derelict, drifter, elector, fraudulent voter, gad, gadabout, go-about, hobo, itinerant, mover, peregrinator, peregrine, peripatetic, proxy, rambler, registered voter, repeater, roamer, rolling stone, rover, runabout, straggler, street arab, stroller, strolling player, tramp, troubadour, vag, vagrant, visitant, voter, wanderer, wandering minstrel, wandering scholar




 


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