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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 ?
But the next moment from among them leaped a figure, alert, buoyant, invincible, and, axe in hand, once more essayed the passage.
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.
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.
All was full of life, buoyant and rejoicing;--all but Haley's gang, who were stored, with other freight, on the lower deck, and who, somehow, did not seem to appreciate their various privileges, as they sat in a knot, talking to each other in low tones.
A feature of the feeling, however, is a deep sense of contentment; another feature of it is a buoyant, boyish gladness; and a third and very conspicuous feature of it is one's sense of the remoteness of the work-day world and his entire emancipation from it and its affairs.
Till morning dawned I was tossed on a buoyant but unquiet sea, where billows of trouble rolled under surges of joy.
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.
When yet but a short space, and those fair features will be no longer animated by the bold and buoyant spirit which forsakes them not even in sleep
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.
Unlike other men, who enter with ardor upon a perilous resolution and grow cold as the moment of execution approaches, the Duc de Beaufort, whose buoyant courage had become a proverb, seemed to push time before him and sought most eagerly to hasten the hour of action.
As they streamed up the broad aisle, while the pews and pillars seemed to brighten on either side, their steps were as buoyant as if they mistook the church for a ball-room, and were ready to dance hand in hand to the altar.