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Verb
Lie on the surface
“Barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks.”
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Rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking
“Apparently it takes three days to float down the river to the coast.”
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Move or hover slowly and lightly in a liquid or the air; drift
“Once airborne, balloons just float with the wind.”
Verb
To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange
“She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.”
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To move about from place to place aimlessly
“… lost touch with a childhood friend who spent much of his adult life floating from place to place.”
Verb
To cause something to be suspended in a liquid of greater density
“He floated the idea of a new alliance.”
Noun
A structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers
“… the crew put the cargo on the float before heading back down the river.”
Noun
An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, normally followed by a listing on a stock exchange
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