flote

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

VerbEdit

flote

  1. simple past tense of flite.

Etymology 2Edit

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

NounEdit

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 [...]
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

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

  1. To fleet; to skim.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


DutchEdit

VerbEdit

flote

  1. singular past subjunctive of fluiten

Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse floti.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

flote m

  1. raft
  2. fleet

InflectionEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Germanic, compare English float.

NounEdit

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

  1. fleet (collection of several watercraft)

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

a flote m, f

  1. afloat

VerbEdit

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.
Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 11:23