International Standard Bible EncyclopediaFLOAT (FLOTE)
See RAFT; SHIPS AND BOATS
See RAFT; SHIPS AND BOATS.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. i.
) Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the place of, something.
2. (n.) A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
3. (n.) The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler.
4. (n.) The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait line, and indicate the bite of a fish.
5. (v. i.) Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver.
6. (n.) A float board. See Float board (below).
7. (n.) A contrivance for affording a copious stream of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk, as an anvil or die.
8. (n.) The act of flowing; flux; flow.
9. (n.) A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
10. (n.) The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed.
11. (n.) A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
12. (n.) A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe.
13. (n.) A coal cart.
14. (n.) The sea; a wave. See Flote, n.
15. (n.) To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up.
16. (n.) To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air.
17. (v. t.) To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor.
18. (v. t.) To flood; to overflow; to cover with water.
19. (v. t.) To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet.
20. (v. t.) To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
Strong's Hebrew1702. doberah -- floats, rafts... float
. Feminine active participle of dabar in the sense of driving (compare dober);
a raft -- float
. see HEBREW dabar. see HEBREW dober. << 1701, 1702. ... /hebrew/1702.htm - 6k
79. abaq -- to wrestle
... wrestle. A primitive root, probably to float away (as vapor), but used only as
denominative from 'abaq; to bedust, ie Grapple -- wrestle. see HEBREW 'abaq. ...
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6687. tsuph -- to flow, overflow
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to flow, overflow NASB Word Usage engulf
(1), float (1), flowed (1). make to overflow, swim. ...
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