Float

Float

, v. t. 1. To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.
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Had floated that bell on the Inchcape rock.
Southey.
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2. To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.
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Proud Pactolus floats the fruitful lands.
Dryden.
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3. (Plastering) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet.
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4. To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
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