The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.
* Alexander Pope
An area or land used for building on or planting on.
A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.
- If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before.
- The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.
- The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot .
- I have overheard a plot of death.
Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
- O, think what anxious moments pass between / The birth of plots and their last fatal periods!
Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
- a man of much plot
A plan; a purpose.
* Jeremy Taylor
- And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.
- no other plot in their religion but serve God and save their souls
* (course of a story) storyline
* (area) parcel
* (secret plan) conspiracy, scheme
* Gunpowder Plot
* lose the plot
* the plot thickens/plot thickens
To conceive (a crime, etc).
To trace out (a graph or diagram).
- They had ''plotted a robbery.
To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
- They ''plotted'' the number of edits per day.
- Every five minutes they ''plotted'' their position.
To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
- This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.
- ''They were plotting against the king.
* (contrive) becast
* (sense) scheme
(lb) Of an object or substance, to be supported by a liquid of greater density than the object so as that part of the object or substance remains above the surface.
- The boat floated on the water.
(lb) To cause something to be suspended in a liquid of greater density; as, to float a boat.
(lb) To be capable of floating.
- The oil floated on the vinegar.
- That boat doesn’t float .
(lb) To move in a particular direction with the liquid in which one is floating
- Oil floats on vinegar.
(lb) To drift or wander aimlessly.
- I’d love to just float downstream.
- I’m not sure where they went... they’re floating around here somewhere.
(lb) To drift gently through the air.
- Images from my childhood floated through my mind.
(lb) To move in a fluid manner.
- The balloon floated off into the distance.
(of an idea or scheme) To be viable.
- The dancer floated gracefully around the stage.
(lb) To propose (an idea) for consideration.
- That’s a daft idea... it’ll never float .
(lb) To automatically adjust a parameter as related parameters change.
(of currencies) To have an exchange value determined by the markets as opposed to by rule.
- I floated the idea of free ice-cream on Fridays, but no one was interested.
To allow (the exchange value of a currency) to be determined by the markets.
- The yen floats against the dollar.
- The government floated the pound in January.
To extend a short-term loan to.
- Increased pressure on Thailand’s currency, the baht, in 1997 led to a crisis that forced the government to float the currency.
To issue or sell shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, followed by listing on a stock exchange.
* 2005 June 21, Dewi Cooke, (The Age) [http://www.theage.com.au/news/business/shoemaker-strides-for-world-domination/2005/06/20/1119250927926.html?from=moreStories],
- Could you float me $50 until payday?
* 2007', Jonathan Reuvid, '''''Floating Your Company: The Essential Guide to Going Public .
* 2011 , Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security , footnote i,
- He [Mario Moretti Polegato] floated the company on the Milan Stock Exchange last December and sold 29 per cent of its shares, mostly to American investors.
(lb) To use a float (tool).
- As a result of this reverse acquisition, Hurlingham changed its name to Manroy plc and floated shares on the Alternative Investment Market in London.
(lb) To perform a .
- It is time to float this horse's teeth.
* float someone's boat
* whatever floats your boat
A buoyant device used to support something in water or another liquid.
A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft.
A float board.
A tool similar to a rasp, used in various trades.
A sort of trowel used for finishing concrete surfaces or smoothing plaster.
- Attach the float and the weight to the fishing line, above the hook.
An elaborately decorated trailer or vehicle, intended for display in a parade or pageant.
- When pouring a new driveway, you can use a two-by-four as a float .
(lb) A small vehicle used for local deliveries, especially in the term milk float.
* 1913 ,
- That float covered in roses is very pretty.
(lb) Funds committed to be paid but not yet paid.
- As soon as the skies brightened and plum-blossom was out, Paul drove off in the milkman's heavy float up to Willey Farm.
An offering of shares in a company (or units in a trust) to members of the public, normally followed by a listing on a stock exchange.
- Our bank does a nightly sweep of accounts, to adjust the float so we stay within our reserves limit.
(lb) The total amount of checks/cheques or other drafts written against a bank account but not yet cleared and charged against the account.
- 2006', ''You don't actually need a broker to buy shares in a '''float when a company is about to be listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.'' — financial tips article, ''Buying shares in a float [http://www.fido.asic.gov.au/fido/fido.nsf/print/Buying+shares+in+a+float?opendocument]
(lb) Premiums taken in but not yet paid out.
- No sir, your current float is not taken into account, when assets are legally garnished.
(lb) A floating-point number.
- We make a lot of interest from our nightly float .
A soft beverage with a scoop of ice-cream floating in it.
- That routine should not have used an int; it should be a float .
A small sum of money put in a cashier's till at the start of business to enable change to be made.
(lb) A maneuver where a player calls on the flop or turn with a weak hand, with the intention of after a subsequent community card.
(lb) One of the loose ends of yarn on an unfinished work.
(lb) a car carrier or car transporter truck or truck-and-trailer combination
(lb) a lowboy trailer
(lb) A device sending a copious stream of water to the heated surface of a bulky object, such as an anvil or die.
- It's true - I don't consider anything other than root-beer with vanilla ice-cream to be a "real" float .
(lb) The act of flowing; flux; flow.
A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep.
- (Francis Bacon)
A polishing block used in marble working; a runner.
A coal cart.
* initial public offering