Synonyms for floating

Grammar : Adj
Spell : floh-ting
Phonetic Transcription : ˈfloʊ tɪŋ

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Définition of floating

Origin :
  • early 12c., "state of floating" (Old English flot meant "body of water"), from float (v.). Meaning "platform on wheels used for displays in parades, etc." is from 1888, probably from earlier sense of "flat-bottomed boat" (1550s). As a type of fountain drink, by 1915.
  • Float.--An ade upon the top of which is floated a layer of grape juice, ginger ale, or in some cases a disher of fruit sherbet or ice cream. In the latter case it would be known as a "sherbet float" or an "ice-cream float." ["The Dispenser's Formulary: Or, Soda Water Guide," New York, 1915]Few soda water dispensers know what is meant by a "Float Ice Cream Soda." This is not strange since the term is a coined one. By a "float ice cream soda" is meant a soda with the ice cream floating on top, thus making a most inviting appearance and impressing the customer that you are liberal with your ice cream, when you are not really giving any more than the fellow that mixes his ice cream "out of sight." ["The Spatula," Boston, July, 1908]
  • adj buoyant
Example sentences :
  • Five men were floating about in a boat in the Southern ocean.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • For—for some time I've been floating, and now I've got a home.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The sky-light-hood had been thrown overboard, and was floating in the ship's wake.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Brigit threw a question over her shoulder to the floating mist of gold.
  • Extract from : « It Happened in Egypt » by C. N. Williamson
  • When I reached the mainland again I had sworn that I had been floating.
  • Extract from : « American Notes » by Rudyard Kipling
  • It rose above the mass of moving heads like a floating island.
  • Extract from : « The Black Tulip » by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  • How much money are you prepared to spend in floating the mine?'
  • Extract from : « A Woman Intervenes » by Robert Barr
  • He was looking at the old commander of the floating dock, Mate Malone.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • The car-basket, floating now, was off side and level with us.
  • Extract from : « Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930 » by Various
  • The horror once more was chilling his blood, floating before his eyes.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim

Antonyms for floating

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