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buoy·ant

 (boi′ənt, bo͞o′yənt)
adj.
1. Having or marked by buoyancy: a buoyant balloon; buoyant spirits.
2. Lighthearted; gay: in a buoyant mood.

[Spanish boyante, present participle of boyar, to refloat a boat, from boya, buoy, from Old French boue; see buoy.]

buoy′ant·ly adv.

buoyant

(ˈbɔɪənt)
adj
1. able to float in or rise to the surface of a liquid
2. (General Physics) (of a liquid or gas) able to keep a body afloat or cause it to rise
3. cheerful or resilient
[C16: probably from Spanish boyante, from boyar to float, from boya buoy, ultimately of Germanic origin]

buoy•ant

(ˈbɔɪ ənt, ˈbu yənt)

adj.
1. tending to float in a fluid.
2. capable of keeping a body afloat, as a liquid.
3. not easily depressed; cheerful.
4. cheering or invigorating.
[1570–80]
buoy′ant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.buoyant - tending to float on a liquid or rise in air or gas; "buoyant balloons"; "buoyant balsawood boats"; "a floaty scarf"
light - of comparatively little physical weight or density; "a light load"; "magnesium is a light metal--having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C"
2.buoyant - characterized by liveliness and lightheartedness; "buoyant spirits"; "his quick wit and chirpy humor"; "looking bright and well and chirpy"; "a perky little widow in her 70s"
cheerful - being full of or promoting cheer; having or showing good spirits; "her cheerful nature"; "a cheerful greeting"; "a cheerful room"; "as cheerful as anyone confined to a hospital bed could be"

buoyant

adjective
3. floating, light, floatable a small and buoyant boat

buoyant

adjective
Displaying light-hearted nonchalance:
Informal: corky.
Translations
قابِلٌ للطَّفْو
veselývznosnývzplývavýživý
flydende
úsztatható
sem getur flotiî
splývavý
yüzebilir

buoyant

[ˈbɔɪənt] ADJ
1. (Phys) [ship, object] → flotante, boyante (Tech)
fresh water is not so buoyant as salt wateren el agua dulce no se flota tanto como en la salada
2. (= bouncy) [mood, person] → optimista; [step] → ligero
3. (Fin) [market, prices] → con tendencia al alza

buoyant

[ˈbɔɪənt] adj
[ship, vessel] → flottable
(= carefree) → gai(e), plein(e) d'entrain
[market, economy] → actif/ive
[prices, currency] → soutenu(e)

buoyant

adj
ship, objectschwimmend; liquidtragend; fresh water is not so buoyant as salt waterSüßwasser trägt nicht so gut wie Salzwasser
(fig) person, moodheiter; (= energetic) stepfedernd, elastisch
(Fin) market, pricesfest; (= resilient)erholungsfähig; tradingrege

buoyant

[bɔɪənt] adj (ship, log) → che galleggia (bene), galleggiante (fig) (person) → di ottimo umore, su di corda; (nature) → ottimista (Fin) (market) → sostenuto/a; (prices, currency) → stabile

buoy

(boi) , ((American) ˈbu:i) noun
a floating anchored mark, acting as a guide, warning or mooring point for boats.

see also lifebuoy.
ˈbuoyancy noun
the ability to float on water or in the air. the buoyancy of a balloon.
ˈbuoyant adjective
References in classic literature ?
entombed in ice, will never ride the buoyant waters more.
Departure from Fort Osage Modes of transportation Pack- horses Wagons Walker and Cerre; their characters Buoyant feelings on launching upon the prairies Wild equipments of the trappers Their gambols and antics Difference of character between the American and French trappers Agency of the Kansas General Clarke White Plume, the Kansas chief Night scene in a trader's camp Colloquy between White Plume and the captain Bee- hunters Their expeditions Their feuds with the Indians Bargaining talent of White Plume
An instance of the buoyant temperament and the professional pride of these people was furnished in the gay and braggart style in which they arrived at New York to join the enterprise.
She turned away and was about to ask the countess again how to go to him, when light, impetuous, and seemingly buoyant steps were heard at the door.
Unerringly impelling this dead, impregnable, uninjurable wall, and this most buoyant thing within; there swims behind it all a mass of tremendous life, only to be adequately estimated as piled wood is --by the cord; and all obedient to one volition, as the smallest insect.
Polly walked beside Dorothy a while, holding her new friend's hand as if she feared to let it go; but her nature seemed as light and buoyant as her fleecy robes, for suddenly she darted ahead and whirled round in a giddy dance.
Sit I here the best of air sniffling, Paradisal air, truly, Bright and buoyant air, golden-mottled, As goodly air as ever From lunar orb downfell-- Be it by hazard, Or supervened it by arrogancy?
The strange, upheaving, lifting tendency of the taffrail breeze filling the hollows of so many sails, made the buoyant, hovering deck to feel like air beneath the feet; while still she rushed along, as if two antagonistic influences were struggling in her --one to mount direct to heaven, the other to drive yawingly to some horizontal goal.
And, hard though it be to crush her buoyant spirit, I must persevere in making her sad while I live, and leaving her solitary when I die.
THE coracle--as I had ample reason to know before I was done with her--was a very safe boat for a person of my height and weight, both buoyant and clever in a sea- way; but she was the most cross-grained, lop-sided craft to manage.
Sometimes my mother would chide me for so doing, but I did not care, for my heart was too joyous, and my spirits too buoyant, for that.
The horse at once ceased struggling and floated calmly upon the surface, its wooden body being as buoyant as a raft.