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Definition of float noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    float

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//floʊt//
     
     
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    vehicle
  1. 1 a large vehicle on which people dressed in special costumes are carried in a parade a carnival float
  2. in fishing
  3. 2a 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
  4. for swimming
  5. 3a light object that floats in the water and is held by a person who is learning to swim to stop them from sinking
  6. drink
  7. 4 a drink with ice cream floating in it a root beer float
  8. business
  9. 5= flotation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: float