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float /float/
  • danh từ
    • cái phao; phao cứu đắm
    • bè (gỗ...); mảng trôi (băng, rong...)
    • bong bóng (cá)
    • xe ngựa (chở hàng nặng)
    • xe rước, xe diễu hành (không có mui để đặt các thứ lên mà rước khách, mà diễu hành)
    • (sân khấu), ((thường) số nhiều) dãy đèn chiếu trước sân khấu
    • cánh (guồng, nước)
    • cái bay
    • cái giũa có đường khía một chiều
    • (từ hiếm,nghĩa hiếm) sự nổi
      • on the float: nổi
  • nội động từ
    • nổi, trôi lềnh bềnh
      • wood floats on water: gỗ nổi trên mặt nước
    • lơ lửng
      • dust floats in the air: bụi lơ lửng trong không khí
    • đỡ cho nổi (nước)
    • (thương nghiệp) bắt đầu, khởi công, khởi sự
    • (thương nghiệp) lưu hành, lưu thông; sắp đến hạn trả
    • thoáng qua, phảng phất
      • ideas float through mind: ý nghĩ thoáng qua trong trí óc
      • visions float before the eyes: những ảo ảnh phảng phất trước mắt
  • ngoại động từ
    • thả trôi, làm nổi lên, đỡ nổi
      • to float a raft of logs down a river: thả bè gỗ trôi sông
      • to float a ship: làm nổi một chiếc tàu (mắc cạn)
    • làm ngập nước
    • truyền (tin đồn)
    • (thương nghiệp) bắt đầu khởi công, khởi sự (kế hoạch, công trình...)
    • (thương nghiệp) cổ động tuyên truyền cho
      • to float a loan: cổ động tuyên truyền gọi người cho vay
Concise Dictionary
+the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
+the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public
+a drink with ice cream floating in it
+an elaborate display mounted on a platform carried by a truck (or pulled by a truck) in a procession or parade
+a hand tool with a flat face used for smoothing and finishing the surface of plaster or cement or stucco
+something that remains on the surface of a liquid
+be in motion due to some air or water current
+be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink
+set afloat
+circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with
+move lightly, as if suspended
+put into the water
+make the surface of level or smooth
+allow (currencies) to fluctuate
+convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 hover, poise, bob, waft, be suspended, hang; sail, drift, glide, swim:
In the clear Caribbean waters, the boat seemed to float in mid-air.
2 launch, establish, set up, organize, found, initiate, get going or moving:
The financiers are trying to float a new company.
3 negotiate, arrange, transact, bring or carry off, get, effect, consummate, Colloq pull off, swing:
Were you able to float a loan on your house?
4 raft, Brit platform:
I can swim out to the float.
5 buoy; pontoon:
The bridge is supported by floats.
6 (parade) exhibit or display:
Our parade float won first prize.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb
on water / in air
1 [V +adv./prep.] to move slowly on water or in the air
Synonym: DRIFT
A group of swans floated by. + The smell of new bread floated up from the kitchen. + Beautiful music came floating out of the window. + The boats were floating gently down the river. + (figurative) An idea suddenly floated into my mind. + (figurative) People seem to float in and out of my life.
2 [V] ~ (in / on sth) to stay on or near the surface of a liquid and not sink: Wood floats. + A plastic bag was floating in the water. + Can you float on your back?
3 [VN] to make sth move on or near the surface of a liquid: There wasn't enough water to float the ship. + They float the logs down the river to the towns.
walk lightly
4 [V +adv./prep.] (literary) to walk or move in an easy, graceful way: She floated down the steps to greet us.
suggest idea
5 [VN] to suggest an idea or a plan for other people to consider: They floated the idea of increased taxes on alcohol.
business / economics
6 [VN] (business) to sell shares in a company or business to the public for the first time: The company was floated on the stock market in 1995. + Shares were floated at 585p.
7 [VN, V] (economics) if a government floats its country's money or allows it to float, it allows its value to change freely according to the value of the money of other countries
Idioms see AIR n.
Phrasal Verbs: float about / around (usually used in the progressive tenses) if an idea, etc. is floating around, it is talked about by a number of people or passed from one person to another: There's a rumour floating around that you're thinking of leaving.
+ noun
1 a large vehicle on which people dressed in special COSTUMES are carried in a festival: a carnival float
in fishing
2 a small light object attached to a FISHING LINE that stays on the surface of the water and moves when a fish has been caught: float fishing
for swimming
3 a light object that floats in the water and is held by a person who is learning to swim to stop them from sinking
4 (AmE) a drink with ice cream floating in it: a Coke float
5 (especially BrE) a sum of money consisting of coins and notes of low value that is given to sb before they start selling things so that they can give customers CHANGE
Collocation Dictionary

1 on water/in air


gently | downstream, downwards | upwards
In the dream my feet leave the ground and I start to float upwards.
| about, around, away, off


seem to
Her voice seemed to float on the water as gently as a slight mist.


A few small clouds floated across the sky.
| down
chunks of ice floating down the river
| in
pieces of wood floating in the water
| on
A few leaves floated on the surface of the water.

2 currency


The government decided to allow the peso to float freely.


allow sth to

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