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English noun: floater

1. floater (state) spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens


SamplesFloaters seem to drift through the field of vision.


Synonymsmusca volitans, muscae volitantes, spots


Broader (hypernym)symptom

2. floater (possession) a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)


Broader (hypernym)certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation

3. floater (person) a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support


Synonymsdrifter, vagabond, vagrant


Broader (hypernym)bird of passage, have-not, poor person, roamer, rover, wanderer


Narrower (hyponym)beachcomber, bum, hobo, sundowner, tramp

4. floater (person) an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed


Broader (hypernym)employee

5. floater (person) a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election


Broader (hypernym)elector, voter

6. floater (person) a swimmer who floats in the water


Broader (hypernym)bather, natator, swimmer

7. floater (object) an object that floats or is capable of floating


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)berg, iceberg

8. floater (communication) an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location


Synonymsfloating policy


Broader (hypernym)insurance, insurance policy, policy









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