Synonyms of float
1 glideDictionary • barges floating quietly by the grassy river banks
glide • The royal ships glided past fjords and dramatic waterfalls.
sail • We got into the lift and sailed to the top floor.
coast • I slipped into neutral gear and coasted down the slope.
slide • She slipped and slid downhill on her backside.
2 be buoyant • Empty things float.
be or lie on the surface
rest on water
hang • A haze of expensive perfume hangs around her.
hover • Beautiful butterflies hovered above the wild flowers.
, go down
3 waftDictionary • Sublime music floats on a scented summer breeze.
waft • The scent of roses wafted through the open window.
drift • We proceeded to drift along the river.
4 suggestDictionary • He floated the idea of a new alliance.
suggest • I suggest you ask him some specific questions about his past.
present • We presented three options to the unions for discussion.
propose • We are about to propose some changes to the system.
recommend • I recommend that you consult your doctor.
move • I moved that the case be dismissed.
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coastIf 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.
driftWhen something drifts somewhere, it is carried there by the movement of wind or water.
• We proceeded to drift along the river.
be carried along,
be carried along,
• The royal ships glided past fjords and dramatic waterfalls.
Thesaurus for float from the Collins English Thesaurus
to rest or cause to rest on the surface of a fluid or in a fluid or space without sinking; be buoyant or cause to exhibit buoyancy