Float
Float Float, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Floated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Floating}.] [OE. flotien, flotten, AS. flotian to float, swim, fr. fle['o]tan. See {Float}, n.] 1. To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up. [1913 Webster]

The ark no more now floats, but seems on ground. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Three blustering nights, borne by the southern blast, I floated. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air. [1913 Webster]

They stretch their broad plumes and float upon the wind. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

There seems a floating whisper on the hills. --Byron. [1913 Webster]


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