›to stay or move easily on or over the surface of a liquid, or to cause something to move in this way: [I]An empty bottle will float on water.[I]I’d float around for hours, just fishing.[T]Fill the cups with hot coffee and float heavy cream on top.[I]We spent a lazy afternoon floating down the river.[I]fig. She removes the pins and her hair floats (= moves gracefully) down around her.[I]fig. Reports have been floating around (= heard from various people) that the company might be for sale.›Float also means to move easily through air: [I]Fluffy white clouds were floating across the sky.