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1. One that floats or is capable of floating.
2. One who wanders; a drifter.
3. An employee who is reassigned from job to job or shift to shift within an operation.
4. One who votes illegally in different polling places.
5. An insurance policy that protects movable property in transit or regularly subject to use in varying places.
6. Slang A corpse found floating in a body of water.
7. A deposit of material in the vitreous humor of the eye, usually consisting of aggregations of cells or proteins that have detached from the retina, perceived as a spot or thread in the visual field.
8. A knuckleball.


1. a person or thing that floats
2. (Physiology) any of a number of dark spots that appear in one's vision as a result of dead cells or fragments in the lens or vitreous humour of the eye
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a person of no fixed political opinion
b. a person who votes illegally in more than one district at one election
c. a voter who can be bribed
4. (Insurance) insurance Also called: floating policy US and Canadian a policy covering loss or theft of or damage to movable property, such as jewels or furs, regardless of its location
5. informal US a person who often changes employment, residence, etc; drifter
6. (Minerals) Austral a loose gold- or opal-bearing rock
7. (Cookery) Austral (esp in Adelaide) a meat pie in a plate of pea soup


(ˈfloʊ tər)

1. a person or thing that floats.
2. a person who is continually changing his or her place of abode, employment, etc.; drifter.
3. an employee without a fixed job assignment.
4. a person who fraudulently votes, usu. for pay, in different places in the same election.
5. a territorial animal that has been forced into marginal habitats.
6. a speck or string that appears to be drifting across the eye just outside the line of vision.
7. an insurance policy that covers movable personal property.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.floater - spots before the eyes caused by opaque cell fragments in the vitreous humor and lens; "floaters seem to drift through the field of vision"
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
2.floater - a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation - a written promise to repay a debt
3.floater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of supportfloater - a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
beachcomber - a vagrant living on a beach
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
sundowner - a tramp who habitually arrives at sundown
hobo, tramp, bum - a disreputable vagrant; "a homeless tramp"; "he tried to help the really down-and-out bums"
bird of passage, roamer, rover, wanderer - someone who leads a wandering unsettled life
4.floater - an employee who is reassigned from job to job as needed
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
5.floater - a voter who votes illegally at different polling places in the same election
elector, voter - a citizen who has a legal right to vote
6.floater - a swimmer who floats in the water
bather, natator, swimmer - a person who travels through the water by swimming; "he is not a good swimmer"
7.floater - an object that floats or is capable of floating
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
berg, iceberg - a large mass of ice floating at sea; usually broken off of a polar glacier
8.floater - an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location
insurance policy, insurance, policy - written contract or certificate of insurance; "you should have read the small print on your policy"


n (in the eye) mosca volante, pequeños puntos o nubes que se mueven en el campo visual
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A recent study carried out in Taiwan and published in the April edition of The Journal of American Science, has found eating pineapple regularly can significantly reduce eye floaters.
Eye floaters, the spots and strings that drift across the visual field, can range from an annoyance to a downright problem if they interfere with the ability to drive or read.
In addition to AgingEye Relief and Blur Relief, it has added four new American-made products aimed at alleviating common eye conditions that consumers experience as they age: Eye Twitching Relief, for twitching eyelids and spasms; Eye Floaters Relief, for relief from shapes, squiggly lines and dust particles in vision; EyeLid Relief, for symptoms of blepharitis, including crusting and gritty lids, swollen and red lids, and oily and sticky lids; and Eye Strain Relief, for relief from eye strain with headache, double vision, difficulty reading and focusing, and eye fatigue.
The typical symptoms of retinopathy to look out for include sudden changes in vision, blurred vision, eye floaters and spots, distorted vision, and fluctuating vision.