Webster 1913 Edition
Buoyed upon or in a fluid; a, the floating timbers of a wreck; floating motes in the air.
Free or lose from the usual attachment;
floatingribs in man and some other animals
Not funded; not fixed, invested, or determined;
Trade was at an end.
Floatingcapital had been withdrawn in great masses from the island.
a drag or sea anchor; drag sail.–
a battery erected on rafts or the hulls of ships, chiefly for the defense of a coast or the bombardment of a place.–
A bridge consisting of rafts or timber, with a floor of plank, supported wholly by the water; a bateau bridge.See
A kind of double bridge, the upper one projecting beyond the lower one, and capable of being moved forward by pulleys; – used for carrying troops over narrow moats in attacking the outworks of a fort.
A kind of ferryboat which is guided and impelled by means of chains which are anchored on each side of a stream, and pass over wheels on the vessel, the wheels being driven by stream power.
The landing platform of a ferry dock.–
a cartilage which moves freely in the cavity of a joint, and often interferes with the functions of the latter.–
An anchored dam.
A caisson used as a gate for a dry dock.–
a derrick on a float for river and harbor use, in raising vessels, moving stone for harbor improvements, etc.–
a breakwater of cages or booms, anchored and fastened together, and used as a protection to ships riding at anchor to leeward.
a small aquatic plant (–
Limnanthemum lacunosum) whose heart-shaped leaves float on the water of American ponds.
a dish for dessert, consisting of custard with floating masses of whipped cream or white of eggs.–
Wandering kidney, under
a light shown at the masthead of a vessel moored over sunken rocks, shoals, etc., to warn mariners of danger; a light-ship; also, a light erected on a buoy or floating stage.–
Wandering liver, under
a landing stage or pier which rises and falls with the tide.–
the lower or posterior ribs which are not connected with the others in front; in man they are the last two pairs.–
a strip of plastering first laid on, to serve as a guide for the thickness of the coat.–
threads which span several other threads without being interwoven with them, in a woven fabric.
Floating threads. See
Floating threads, above.
The second coat of three-coat plastering.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Swimming; conveying on water; overflowing.
2.Lying flat on the surface of the water; as a floating leaf.