float-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the time interval between the deposit of a bank check and its payment

Commentary: FLOAT[+quantity][+interval][+time][+between_deposit_and_payment][+of_check]

Examples:
There is a three-day float on personal checks deposited at this bank.
The banks earned interest on the checks during their float period.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: amount of shares available for trading at a given time

Examples:
A deeply liquid market has a much greater float than a small, illiquid one.
What is the average float on Wall Street on a given day?

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: an ice cream soda drink

Commentary: FLOAT[+artifact][+drink][+soda][+ice_cream]

Examples:
Mary ordered a hamburger and a root beer float.
He put two scoops of ice cream in each float.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: a decorative display for a parade, mounted on a platform

Examples:
The beauty queen will ride the first float in the Thanksgiving Day parade.
The students worked all night to finish adding the decorations and flowers to their float.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: hand tool for smoothing plaster

Commentary: FLOAT[+artifact][+tool][+hand][+for_smoothing][+plaster]

Examples:
John used a float to smooth the plaster on the wall.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: any device intentionally designed to be buoyant in water

Commentary: FLOAT[+artifact][+device][+designed][+for_buoyancy][+in_water]

Examples:
We steered the boat clear of the floats on the lobster pots.
That cushion serves as a float to be thrown to someone who has gone overboard.
The plane has large floats to allow it to land on water.

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WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: an air sac or swim bladder on a fish that adds buoyancy

Commentary: FLOAT[+body_part][+of_fish][+air_sac][+for_buoyancy]

Examples:
That object in the water is the float of a Portuguese Man-of-War.
This species of fish has floats along its spine.

Mappings:
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1