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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

When the Internet first came into public use, it was hailed as a liberation from conformity, a floating world ruled by passion, creativity, innovation and freedom of information. When it was hijacked first by advertising and then by commerce, it seemed like it had been fully co-opted and brought into line with human greed and ambition.
Neil Strauss

Venice is the perfect place for a phase of art to die. No other city on earth embraces entropy quite like this magical floating mall.
Jerry Saltz

I used to get a shiver if I thought about holding balloons, because I was scared of floating away.
Fiona Apple

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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