Float or floating may refer to the following:


* Float (fishing), a bite indicator used in angling
* Float, a Cascading Style Sheets attribute.
* Float (parade), a decorated vehicle or platform, animal- or man-drawn or motorized, used in a festive parade
* Float (money supply), in economics, makes up the smallest part of the money supply
* Float (project management), project time management device
* Float (finance); the free float of a public company is an estimate of proportion of shares
* Float (breakdance move), a balance-intensive breakdance move
* "Float" (Aesop Rock album), a 2000 album by rapper Aesop Rock
* "Float" (Flogging Molly album), a 2008 album by Irish punk band Flogging Molly
* "Float", a song by The Music from their 2003 album "The Music"
* Valve float, part of an internal combustion engine
* Milk float, a small battery electric vehicle specifically designed for the delivery of fresh milk
* Root beer float, ice cream and root beer served together in one container
* Planemaker's Float, a rasp-like woodworking tool having a series of sharp parallel cutting teeth.
* Pontoon (boat), an air-filled vessel such as a boat or ship floats on water, sometimes known as a float
* IEEE 754, standard for representing floating point numbers in computer science, commonly known as float


* Buoyancy
* Floating (psychological phenomenon), slipping into altered states
* Dampening, the guitar technique of sustaining a chord rather than scratching, also known as "floating"
* Floating currency, a currency that uses a floating exchange rate as its exchange rate regime
* Floating exchange rate, a type of exchange rate regime wherein a currency's value is allowed to fluctuate according to the foreign exchange market
* Floating (dance), a group of footwork-oriented dance techniques closely related to popping
* Floating point, a datatype in computer science
* Floating, in electronics, being electrically disconnected from a power source, for example, a floating-gate transistor has a gate element insulated from its electrodes
* Floating, in computer typesetting environments such as HTML, wikitext, or desktop publishing, describes the alignment of an element to the left or right while text wraps around it
* Floating (album), the third album by the German progressive rock band Eloy
* Isolation tank use is often referred to as "floating".

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  • Float — (fl[=o]t), n.[OE. flote ship, boat, fleet, AS. flota ship, fr. fle[ o]tan to float; akin to D. vloot fleet, G. floss raft, Icel. floti float, raft, fleet, Sw. flotta. [root] 84. See {Fleet}, v. i., and cf. {Flotilla}, {Flotsam}, {Plover}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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