(noun, adjective, verb)


1. borne up by or suspended in a liquid

- the ship is still floating

- floating logs

- floating seaweed

Similar word(s): afloat

2. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

- the floating population

Similar word(s): unsettled, aimless, drifting, vagabond, vagrant

3. inclined to move or be moved about

- a floating crap game

Similar word(s): mobile

4. (of a part of the body) not firmly connected; movable or out of normal position

- floating ribs are not connected with the sternum

- a floating kidney

Similar word(s): unfixed

5. not definitely committed to a party or policy

- floating voters

Similar word(s): uncommitted

Sentences with floating as an adjective:

- floating buoys

- The outcome of the forthcoming election is still unclear due to the large number of floating voters.

- In China, the large floating population has tended to gravitate to cities.

- You can drag the floating toolbars to any position on the screen.


1. the act of someone who floats on the water

Similar word(s): natation

Definition categories: act, swim, swimming


1. present participle of float