Definitions for "float"
Keywords:  trowel, plaster, grout, darby, cork
The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait line, and indicate the bite of a fish.
The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.
A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.
Keywords:  delay, cheque, debit, slack, monday
The free use of money for a time between occurrence of a transaction (such as depositing a check or a purchase made using a credit card), and the time when funds are withdrawn to cover the transaction; also, the money made available between transactions in that manner.
the amount of time that an activity can slip past its duration without delaying the rest of the project.
The time between when you write a check and when it clears the bank.
Primitive data type representing a floating point signed 64-bit number.
a data type for storing numbers with decimal places
an approximation of a real number
Keywords:  risky, elect, lock, choose, lockthe
Electing to not lock in the interest rate between the time of application and closing.
MP] Allowing the interest rate and points to vary with changes in market conditions, as opposed to "locking" them.
Another name for the rack of chips on the dealer's side of the table. The term "float" refers to the rack itself, the "float cover" a locking lid placed over the float when the table is not in use.
A technique used to create soft areas of shading or highlighting. Usually done with a flat or angular brush which has been loaded with paint on only one corner, then blended on a palette to create a subtle transition of color from intense fading to none. Also called "sideloading".
Using a sideloaded brush to paint on shadows or highlights
one side of a flat brush is loaded with paint and the brush is stroked on palette until a blended color is achieved. Floating is used to shade or highlight.
The number of shares of a security that are outstanding and available for trading by the public.
To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
The number of shares outstanding minus what is owned by insiders and what the company is holding back (treasury stock).
Keywords:  weft, warp, intersection, thread, sleek
The part of a warp or weft thread that passes over ("floats") over two or more threads of the ground weave. Floats are parts of supplementary warps or wefts, because they are not part of the ground weave; they are decorative.
a thread that is incorporated into the ground in such a way as to have longer lengths where it is not attached
As the cards are turned each thread rises to the surface for one pick, then descends again. A thread which stays on the surface is called a float, or sometimes a long float. For example, turning a card forwards and then backwards on the next pick will cause the same thread to be on top for two consecutive picks. Floats of two or three, or even four picks are not a problem, but if they become too long the thread will lie loose on top of the band and can catch on something.
Keywords:  parade, elaborate, macy, fest, tableau
a vehicle on which an exhibit or display is mounted, driven or pulled as part of a parade. The float often is based on a large flat platform, and may contain a very elaborate structure with a tableau or people.
an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
A float is a decorated platform, either built on a vehicle or towed behind one, which is a component of many festive parades, such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Key West Fantasy Fest parade, and the Tournament of Roses Parade. For the latter event, floats are decorated entirely in flowers.
Keywords:  buoy, trimaran, rode, swim, mooring
Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver.
To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up.
a platform on the water for supporting people, a small buoy supporting an anchor rode at a mooring, or the outside hull of a trimaran
A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
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.
be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
A buoyancy device on both emergency and discharge valves to actuate opening and closing of the valve.  For the discharge valve, when the float is up the valve to discharge chlorinated solution is open.  For the ESV, float is up the inlet valve for the chlorinator is closed.
Used here to describe the inner part of a cellarbuoy or FoB Chamber that causes "shut-off" when the liquid level is low.
A ball or doughnut shape connected to the fill valve or water supply valve. It rises or falls with changing water level in the tank, and actuates or shuts off the fill as needed.
Any structure, buoyant on the water surface, extending seaward, and affixed and secured in place to the shore, a bulkhead, or dock, whose purpose is to berth and secure vessels and provide a means of access to and from the shore. The term float includes a floating dock.
1. n. a floating-point number with a precision determined by the operating system. See integer, variable, string, list, array. 2. n. the Lingo float function. See the floatPrecision. 3. v. to hover or be otherwise buoyant.
Keywords:  afloat, canoe, river, pond, sink
be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink
set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
Traveling the river by canoe
Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the liquid surface, or mark the place of, something.
The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
The hollow, metallic ball which floats on the fuel in the fuel tank of a vehicle to indicate the level of the fuel surface, and thus the amount of fuel remaining.
an inexact numeric type
an inexact way of representing numbers as only the most significant digits of the number will be stored
Keywords:  vein, rapper, aesop, rock, mush
Pieces of vein material or rock which become separated from the main body by weathering processes.
Pieces of rock or ore which have been separated from a larger, in situ, body of ore by natural forces.
rock separated from the parent vein by weathering.
Keywords:  inprecise, datatype
an inprecise datatype
circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform"
Amount of securities circulating freely on the market (compared with those held by stable shareholders).
The term used to define the ability to move freely within a constrained area or feature (i.e. hole) and is used to allow for panel misalignment.
A fixed amount held in petty cash to provide money for small purchases. Often petty cash is 'topped-up', for example monthly, to replace the amount actually spent. This then brings the float back to its original amount. Floats can also be held by individuals.
Temporary loan to allow for expenditure before income is returned. A float may be required for a fete, for example, to allow payment of expenses before the fete is held and money raised.
The float or glide is a balance-intensive breakdance move in which the body is held parallel to the floor while balancing on one or both hands. Breakers often "walk" with floats by shifting weight from one hand to the other and thus moving in a straight line or circle.
To dummy a photo or headline in an empty space so that it looks good to the designer, but looks awkward and unaligned to everyone else.
an illusion that makes your dance look more clean and technical
(v.) To file a horse's teeth to remove sharp points; (n.) a filelike instrument used to float teeth.
convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data"
see floating point.
In mortgage servicing, the period of time between the receipt of borrower's principal and interest payments and remittance of those funds to investors.
The value of funds tied up in the payment process, reflecting the value of payment processing time.
The time required for documents, payments, etc. to get from one trading partner to another.
To operate a power load such as a telephone central office on a mains-driven rectifier in parallel with a low impedance storage battery which is kept fully charged by the rectifier and is itself only called upon to provide power during temporary and short-duration peaks for which the rectifier output is insufficient.
Signal is placed in the high impedance state.
Keywords:  aproperty, tutorial, css, left, ignored
The float property specifies whether a box should float to the left, right, or not at all (default value). It may be set for elements that generate boxes that are not absolutely positioned. See CSS Float Html Tutorial.
Float is aproperty which can have the values left, right and none. With the value 'none', the element will be displayed where it appears in the text. With a value of 'left' ('right') the element will be moved to the left (right) and the text will wrap on the right (left) side of the element. With a value of 'left' or 'right', the element is treated as block-level (i.e. the 'display' property is ignored).
a box that is shifted to the left or right on the current line
A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
a block of text associated with some sort of label, but which doesn't have a fixed location
What happens to a videotape package that doesn't get finished in time for its scheduled airing (e.g., it "floats" until the producer can slip it in later that block or into the next block). Guaranteed to make producers upset.
a pass pattern similar to the Slant. The Slant is a quick, full speed diagonal 'dart' across the field usually not deeper than 10 yards. The Float is a deliberately slower 'drag' running the same route but designed to develop at a slower rate, possibly after an area has been cleared out by misdirection as in the Clear Out Pass.
Keywords:  bobber, see
see bobber.
Indicates that if there is not enough room on the current page for an example or figure, the text processor will fill the current page with the text from the source file that follows the EXAMPLE or FIGURE tag sequence and place the example or figure at the top of the next page of output.
An object such as a graphic or table that can float out of the normal flow of text to a new position on a printed page.
Text objects like sidebars, figures, tables, and graphics are said to float when their actual place in the document is not fixed. For presentation on a printed page, for instance, a graphic may float to the top of the next page if it is too tall to fit on the page in which it actually falls, in the sequence of words and the sequence of other like objects in a document.
The act of flowing; flux; flow.
In Cascading Style Sheets, floated images are removed from the document flow, and yet affect the layout of content. Margins on floated elements are not collapsed with anything. If you float an image, it will behave more or less like in HTML. The basic rule is that a floated element will go as high and as far to one side as possible, so long as it doesn't rise above where it would have been in normal flow, nor move outside its parent element (but negative margins can have the usual strange effect)
a box that creates a new flow, while the parent flow wraps around it
Keywords:  drink, liquor, carefully, poured, cream
A small amount of liquor poured carefully so that it floats on a drink.
a drink with ice cream floating in it
To layer one ingredient on top of another, usually to top a drink.
The amount of horizontal (rotational) movement a clipless pedal allows your foot.
Keywords:  trailer, semi, horse, motor, bed
The vehicle by which a horse is transported to the race track. A horse float is pulled by a motor vehicle like a trailer.
a long flat-bed semi-trailer.
The use of batteries in which they are charged by an application to be ready for use if the primary power to the application fails. Also called standby or backup.
Maintains full capacity in a cell or battery by applying a continuous charge. In this instance, the load is connected to the battery and current is provided from the charger.
Keywords:  pickup, bridge
Floating Bridge Floating Pickup
Keywords:  flote, sea, wave, see
The sea; a wave. See Flote, n.
Keywords:  lesley, cushions, submitted, let, fall
To let a flat fall to the stage from the vertical so that the air cushions its fall. Submitted by Lesley from UK.
A large 4 wheel dolly with upright handle, can be manual or motorized.
What most maneuvers. especially large ones, do
Keywords:  cart, coal
A coal cart.
move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
A term used in Australia for raising capital and listing on the ASX.
Longer-than-normal satin stitches that lay on top of a design, or the stitches made when the needle is disconnecting from the design; later removed.
Keywords:  eighteen, quantity, foot, deep, square
A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
The carrying of yarn across the front or back of the fabric without weaving or knitting it in.
1. A planned part of the design in which the face yarn is carried over two or more wires. 2. A defect in the face of carpet resulting from a long loose end of face yarn that is not securely fastened into the back.
Keywords:  cocktail, heavier, spirit, layer, light
To layer a cocktail by 'floating' a light spirit on top of a heavier spirit.
a cash fund of a fixed amount required at the start of the licensed bingo event for the purpose of making change to purchasers of bingo paper, which may be used to pay out prizes if necessary. Back
Keywords:  fun, relaxation, accessory, pool, top
Any pool accessory designed to allow a person to float on top of the pool water. Floats are designed for relaxation and fun
A sum of money entrusted to someone advance for a particular purpose when the precise costs are not known in advance.
a temporary layer that gets created automatically under certain circumstances and that can be explicitly created if needed
Keywords:  overflow, flood, ship, water, cover
To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.
put into the water; "float a ship"
Keywords:  ledger, dollar, total, collected, funds
dollar total of funds not yet collected but which have been given ledger credit
Keywords:  suspension, rear, sensation, slow, car
A slow, low frequency movement of the car which produces a sensation of continuous front-to- rear, vertical movement of the suspension.
Directive/informative to expand the formation laterally within visual limits to maintain a radar contact or prepare for a defensive response.
Keywords:  artwork, rigid, visible, edges, support
A means of securing artwork to a rigid support so all edges are visible.
Keywords:  stem, inflated
an inflated stem
In monetary terms, cash used for running expenses.
A small amount of cash that is paid in advance of works or services to allow a property manager to get these matters initiated.
Keywords:  spin, shot, little, look, ball
a shot with little or no spin on the ball, although it can look like it does have spin
Keywords:  refine, technique, good, place, your
a good place to refine your technique
Keywords:  below, board, see
A float board. See Float board (below).
Keywords:  main, display, text, off, set
a display which is set off from the main text
Keywords:  investors, issue, new, securities
The issue of new securities to investors.
Keywords:  layer, special, type
a special type of layer
Keywords:  free, see
See "Free float".
Keywords:  object, type
an object of type float.