- in circulation or use, or not permanently invested, as capital.
- composed of sums due within a short time: a floating debt.
- having a soft suspension greatly reducing vibrations between the suspended part and its support.
- working smoothly.
OTHER WORDS FROM floatingfloat·ing·ly, adverbnon·float·ing, adjectivenon·float·ing·ly, adverbun·float·ing, adjective
Words nearby floating
How to use floating in a sentence
Once a glacier backs off its moraine and becomes free floating, it can collapse catastrophically.
He observes the bodies floating away on the river, pulling on his cigarette with a sneer.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Search teams find dozens of people and jet debris floating in the Java Sea, as the airline confirms the wreckage is from QZ8501.
The last time there was a raid of this scale was in 2001, when 52 men were arrested on Queen Boat, a floating disco on the Nile.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays|Bel Trew|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not exactly a happy quotation over a nature background like some of the images floating around in the blogosphere!
The fore and aft have beautiful decks carved into them, and windows from various rooms too: it looks like a floating Apple device.The World's Most Beautiful Boat—Yours for Half a Billion Dollars|Tim Teeman|October 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.
The fire crackled around the Dutch ovens, and the odor of coffee came floating by.
It was like a dream of beauty suspended in the air before you—floating there—and you didn't want to disturb it.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
She wore a gown of white tulle upon whose floating surface were a few dark-blue lilies.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The pole was, therefore, continually floating or rising and falling in steam of ever-varying pressure.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
British Dictionary definitions for floating
- (of capital) not allocated or invested; available for current use
- (of debt) short-term and unfunded, usually raised by a government or company to meet current expenses
- (of a currency) free to fluctuate against other currencies in accordance with market forces