float

Definitions (3)

1. The number of shares of a security that are outstanding and available for trading by the public.
2. The amount of money or time represented by checks that are in transit between deposit and payment, or credit card purchases that are between the purchase and the payment.
3. To allow the value of currency to be determined solely by supply and demand without outside interference.

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You may find that you have to much of a float and need to get rid of some quickly if you need some liquidity.

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You may find that you will need to get rid of some of your float if you want to get a hold of some cash quickly.

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We could only float in the water for so long before we started to sink, which looked like it would be pretty soon.

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