5 letter word starting with flo

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float verb i. Anything which floats or rests on the surface of a fluid, as to sustain weight, or to indicate the height of the surface, or mark the place of, something., A mass of timber or boards fastened together, and conveyed down a stream by the current; a raft., The hollow, metallic ball of a self-acting faucet, which floats upon the water in a cistern or boiler., The cork or quill used in angling, to support the bait line, and indicate the bite of a fish., Anything used to buoy up whatever is liable to sink; an inflated bag or pillow used by persons learning to swim; a life preserver., A float board. See Float board (below)., A contrivance for affording a copious stream of water to the heated surface of an object of large bulk, as an anvil or die., The act of flowing; flux; flow., A quantity of earth, eighteen feet square and one foot deep., The trowel or tool with which the floated coat of plastering is leveled and smoothed., A polishing block used in marble working; a runner., A single-cut file for smoothing; a tool used by shoemakers for rasping off pegs inside a shoe., A coal cart., The sea; a wave. See Flote, n., To rest on the surface of any fluid; to swim; to be buoyed up., To move quietly or gently on the water, as a raft; to drift along; to move or glide without effort or impulse on the surface of a fluid, or through the air., To cause to float; to cause to rest or move on the surface of a fluid; as, the tide floated the ship into the harbor., To flood; to overflow; to cover with water., To pass over and level the surface of with a float while the plastering is kept wet., To support and sustain the credit of, as a commercial scheme or a joint-stock company, so as to enable it to go into, or continue in, operation.
flock noun A company or collection of living creatures; — especially applied to sheep and birds, rarely to persons or (except in the plural) to cattle and other large animals; as, a flock of ravenous fowl., A Christian church or congregation; considered in their relation to the pastor, or minister in charge., To gather in companies or crowds., To flock to; to crowd., A lock of wool or hair., Woolen or cotton refuse (sing. / pl.), old rags, etc., reduced to a degree of fineness by machinery, and used for stuffing unpholstered furniture., Very fine, sifted, woolen refuse, especially that from shearing the nap of cloths, used as a coating for wall paper to give it a velvety or clothlike appearance; also, the dust of vegetable fiber used for a similar purpose., To coat with flock, as wall paper; to roughen the surface of (as glass) so as to give an appearance of being covered with fine flock.
flong imp. & p. p. of Fling.
flood verb i. A great flow of water; a body of moving water; the flowing stream, as of a river; especially, a body of water, rising, swelling, and overflowing land not usually thus covered; a deluge; a freshet; an inundation., The flowing in of the tide; the semidiurnal swell or rise of water in the ocean; — opposed to ebb; as, young flood; high flood., A great flow or stream of any fluid substance; as, a flood of light; a flood of lava; hence, a great quantity widely diffused; an overflowing; a superabundance; as, a flood of bank notes; a flood of paper currency., Menstrual disharge; menses., To overflow; to inundate; to deluge; as, the swollen river flooded the valley., To cause or permit to be inundated; to fill or cover with water or other fluid; as, to flood arable land for irrigation; to fill to excess or to its full capacity; as, to flood a country with a depreciated currency.
flook noun A fluke of an anchor.
floor noun The bottom or lower part of any room; the part upon which we stand and upon which the movables in the room are supported., The structure formed of beams, girders, etc., with proper covering, which divides a building horizontally into stories. Floor in sense 1 is, then, the upper surface of floor in sense 2., The surface, or the platform, of a structure on which we walk or travel; as, the floor of a bridge., A story of a building. See Story., The part of the house assigned to the members., The right to speak., That part of the bottom of a vessel on each side of the keelson which is most nearly horizontal., The rock underlying a stratified or nearly horizontal deposit., A horizontal, flat ore body., To cover with a floor; to furnish with a floor; as, to floor a house with pine boards., To strike down or lay level with the floor; to knock down; hence, to silence by a conclusive answer or retort; as, to floor an opponent., To finish or make an end of; as, to floor a college examination.
flora noun The goddess of flowers and spring., The complete system of vegetable species growing without cultivation in a given locality, region, or period; a list or description of, or treatise on, such plants.
flosh noun A hopper-shaped box or /nortar in which ore is placed for the action of the stamps.
floss noun The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk., Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering., A small stream of water., Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present.
flota noun A fleet; especially, a /eet of Spanish ships which formerly sailed every year from Cadiz to Vera Cruz, in Mexico, to transport to Spain the production of Spanish America.
flote verb t. To fleet; to skim., A wave.
flour noun The finely ground meal of wheat, or of any other grain; especially, the finer part of meal separated by bolting; hence, the fine and soft powder of any substance; as, flour of emery; flour of mustard., To grind and bolt; to convert into flour; as, to flour wheat., To sprinkle with flour.
flout verb t. To mock or insult; to treat with contempt., To practice mocking; to behave with contempt; to sneer; to fleer; — often with at., A mock; an insult.
flowk noun See 1st Fluke.
flown p. p. of Fly; — often used with the auxiliary verb to be; as, the birds are flown., Flushed, inflated., of Fly