1. [ adjective ] hanging or moving freely in air

"floating thistledown" "floating banners"

Related terms: moving
2. [ adjective ] not definitely committed to a party or policy

"floating voters"

Related terms: uncommitted
3. [ adjective ] inclined to move or be moved about

"a floating crap game"

Related terms: mobile
4. [ adjective ] (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"

Related terms: unfixed
5. [ adjective ] continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another
Synonyms: drifting vagabond vagrant aimless

"a drifting double-dealer" "the floating population" "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Related terms: unsettled
6. [ noun ] (sport) the act of someone who floats on the water
Related terms: swimming dead-man's_float float
7. [ adjective ] borne up by or suspended in a liquid

"the ship is still floating" "floating logs" "floating seaweed"

Related terms: afloat
Similar spelling:   fluting