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According to WordNet, the verb "float" has 9 sense(s).
201902783 be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore".
SUMO Mappings: Wind (equivalent mapping)
200566181 convert from a fixed point notation to a floating point notation; "float data".
201838651 move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage".
201514887 put into the water; "float a ship".
202532079 circulate or discuss tentatively; test the waters with; "The Republicans are floating the idea of a tax reform".
201361998 make the surface of level or smooth; "float the plaster".
201904293 be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.
SUMO Mappings: Swimming (subsuming mapping)
201874568 set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond".
200696042 allow (currencies) to fluctuate; "The government floated the ruble for a few months".
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