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Definition of Floating

Floating

  1. of Float
  2. Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.
  3. Free or lose from the usual attachment; as, the floating ribs in man and some other animals.
  4. Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined; as, floating capital; a floating debt.
  5. Floating threads. See Floating threads, above.
  6. The second coat of three-coat plastering.
  7. The process of rendering oysters and scallops plump by placing them in fresh or brackish water; -- called also fattening, plumping, and laying out.

Floating Quotations

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

People who treat other people as less than human must not be surprised when the bread they have cast on the waters comes floating back to them, poisoned.
James A. Baldwin

In my life, I was always floating around the edge of the dark side and saying what if take it a little bit too far, and who says you have to stop there, and what's behind the next door. Maybe you gain a wisdom from examining those things. But after a while, you get too far down in the quicksand.
Trent Reznor

When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
Constantin Brancusi

When the space shuttle's engines cut off, and you're finally in space, in orbit, weightless... I remember unstrapping from my seat, floating over to the window, and that's when I got my first view of Earth. Just a spectacular view, and a chance to see our planet as a planet.
Sally Ride
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Floating Translations

floating in French is flottant
floating in Swedish is flytande
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