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Definition of floating:

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


loose, inconstant, adrift, moving, uncommitted, free, passing, unfixed, swimming, light, planless, variable, aimless, wafting, hovering, directionless, unattached, nonsubmersible, lighter-than-water, natation, mobile, rootless, rudderless, drifting, short-term, unsubstantial, undirected, unsettled, hollow, temporary, brief, fleeting, transient, vagabond, afloat, inflated, unsinkable, vagrant, short-lived, volatile.

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