Synonyms of 'float'
1 glideDictionary, sail, drift
barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks
3 waftDictionary, coast, drift
Sublime music floats on a scented summer breeze.
4 suggestDictionary, present, propose
He floated the idea of a new alliance.
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If a vehicle coasts somewhere, it continues to move there with the motor switched off, or without being pushed or pedalled.
I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
When something drifts somewhere, it is carried there by the movement of wind or water.
We proceeded to drift along the river.
Thesaurus for float from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something or someone is floating in a liquid, they are in the liquid, on or just below the surface, and are being supported by it. You can also float something on a liquid.