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Definition of Buoy

Buoy

  1. A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.
  2. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.
  3. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin or despondency.
  4. To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
  5. To float; to rise like a buoy.

Buoy Quotations

Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her.
Jack Adams

There is no better way to quickly buoy hard-pressed homeowners than helping them take advantage of the currently record low fixed mortgage rates and significantly reduce their monthly mortgage payments.
Mark Zandi

The very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty.
William Cobbett

I was standing on the deck of the USS Blue, a destroyer. We were all alone out there at this buoy, tied up.
Barney Ross

It's always helpful to have somebody help buoy you in difficult times and problem-solve with and to share the marvelous moments with as well.
Jane Poynter
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Buoy Translations

buoy in German is mit Bojen markieren, Boje, Boje
buoy in Spanish is boya
buoy in Swedish is boj

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