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Meaning & Definition of Floating in English

English

Floating

/floʊtɪŋ/

noun

1. The act of someone who floats on the water

    synonym:
  • floating
  • ,
  • natation

adjective

1. Borne up by or suspended in a liquid

  • "The ship is still floating"
  • "Floating logs"
  • "Floating seaweed"
    synonym:
  • floating

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

  • "A drifting double-dealer"
  • "The floating population"
  • "Vagrant hippies of the sixties"
    synonym:
  • aimless
  • ,
  • drifting
  • ,
  • floating
  • ,
  • vagabond
  • ,
  • vagrant

3. Inclined to move or be moved about

  • "A floating crap game"
    synonym:
  • floating

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"
    synonym:
  • floating(a)

5. Not definitely committed to a party or policy

  • "Floating voters"
    synonym:
  • floating(a)

Examples of using

Thousands of dead fish have been found floating in the lake.
The petals are floating on the water.