verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of buoy
OTHER WORDS FROM buoyun·buoyed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH buoyboy, buoy
Words nearby buoy
How to use buoy in a sentence
Pointing their phones at the area around the buoys, they’d see the digital sculptures appear.Watch London’s Cool, Quirky Augmented Reality Art Exhibit at Home|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|January 22, 2021|Singularity Hub
Waterfront landowners often express concerns that oyster farms near the shoreline — and the network of buoys and docks that may come along with them — disrupt their scenic views.Solar-powered barge could take oyster farming deeper into Chesapeake|Christine Condon|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
Now, satellite-tracked buoys that simulated wayward rafts suggest that there’s little chance that the seafarers reached the isles by accident.Ancient humans may have deliberately voyaged to Japan’s Ryukyu Islands|Charles Choi|December 3, 2020|Science News
Onboard a computer on the buoy out at sea, an automated detection algorithm harnessing the power of artificial intelligence identifies nearby vocalizing blue, humpback, and fin whales in near real-time.
Results are sent from the buoy via satellite to researchers who confirm the sounds, and match them to visual sightings from scientists and whale-watching boats in the area.
They also helped buoy Chavez's political fortunes, winning him momentum before a crucial recall vote.Venezuela Unveils Orwellian Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness|Mac Margolis|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And he will buoy hopes among Democrats that Virginia is reliably purple, if not blue, in the 2016 presidential election.
If you could launch these things from, say, a floating buoy, you could solve a lot of problems at once.Google Buys Flying-Wind-Turbine Company Makani Power|Josh Dzieza|May 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They gave me a jolt of encouragement that is going to buoy me for the rest of my writing life.
Bailouts, government guarantees, and the Fed's easy money policies helped buoy banks.
The Nora lies becalmed not far from the Goodwin buoy, with her sails hanging idly on the yards.
The buoy having been secured, an iron hook and chain of great strength were then attached to the ring in its head.
“You see we require stronger tackle,” said the captain to Stanley, while the buoy was being slowly raised.
He therefore gave the order to have the fresh buoy, with its chain and sinker, ready to let go.
He had caught the life-buoy, and having managed to get it under his arms had floated about for the greater part of an hour.