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  1. float

    • IPA[flōt]

    美式

    • v.
      rest or move on or near the surface of a liquid without sinking;cause (a buoyant object) to rest or move on the surface of a liquid without sinking
    • n.
      a thing that is buoyant in water.;a small object attached to a fishing line to indicate by moving when a fish bites.
    • verb: float, 3rd person present: floats, gerund or present participle: floating, past tense: floated, past participle: floated

    • noun: float, plural noun: floats

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    • 片語

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    • 1. a thing that is buoyant in water.
    • a small object attached to a fishing line to indicate by moving when a fish bites.
    • a cork or buoy supporting the edge of a fishing net.
    • a hollow or inflated organ enabling an organism (such as the Portuguese man-of-war) to float in the water.
    • a hollow structure fixed underneath an aircraft enabling it to take off and land on water.
    • a device floating on the surface of a liquid that forms part of a valve apparatus controlling flow in and out of the enclosing container, e.g., in a toilet tank or a carburetor.
    • a platform mounted on a truck and carrying a display in a parade a carnival float
    • 2. a hand tool with a rectangular blade used for smoothing plaster or concrete.
    • 3. North American a soft drink with a scoop of ice cream floating in it root-beer floats
    • 4. (in critical path analysis) the period of time by which the duration of an activity may be extended without affecting the overall time for the process.