flote

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

flote

  1. simple past tense of flite.

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French flot, Latin fluctus; also compare float (noun).

Noun[edit]

flote (plural flotes)

  1. (obsolete) A wave.
    • 1610, The Tempest, by Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2
      [...] they all have met again, / And are upon the Mediterranean flote / Bound sadly home for Naples [...]
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

flote (third-person singular simple present flotes, present participle floting, simple past and past participle floted)

  1. To fleet; to skim.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Tusser to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

flote

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of fluiten

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse floti.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

flote m

  1. raft
  2. fleet

Inflection[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Germanic, compare English float.

Noun[edit]

flote f (oblique plural flotes, nominative singular flote, nominative plural flotes)

  1. fleet (collection of several watercraft)

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

a flote m, f

  1. afloat

Verb[edit]

flote

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of flotar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of flotar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of flotar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of flotar.