1. A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid.
2. A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces. The float allowed us to level out he cement.
3. Funds committed to be paid but not yet paid. We need a larger float.
4. (banking) The total amount of checks or other drafts written against a bank account but not yet cleared and charges to the account. The float exceeded the amount allowed by law.
5. A soft beverage with a scoop of ice cream floating in it. We had a root beer float at lunch.
6. A small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business to enable change to be made. Each teller gets a $50 float to start their shift.
7. To drift or wander aimlessly. I'm not sure where they went, they're floating around somewhere.
8. To drift gently through the air. The balloon floated off into the distance.
9. To move in a fluid manner. The dancer floated gracefully around the stage.
10. To propose an idea for consideration. I floated my idea to the group.
11. (currency) To allow the exchange value determined by the markets as opposed by rule. The dollar floats against the Japanese yen.
12. To extend a short-term loan to. Could you float me $50 until payday?

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Shown is a young man trying to float on the water