Definition of Buoy

1. Noun. Bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards.




2. Verb. Float on the surface of water.
Generic synonyms: Float, Swim
Derivative terms: Buoyant

3. Verb. Keep afloat. "The life vest buoyed him up"
Exact synonyms: Buoy Up
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Derivative terms: Buoyant

4. Verb. Mark with a buoy.
Generic synonyms: Mark

Definition of Buoy

1. n. A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.

2. v. t. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to keep afloat; -- with up.

3. v. i. To float; to rise like a buoy.

Definition of Buoy

1. Noun. (nautical) A float moored in water to mark a location, warn of danger, or indicate a navigational channel. ¹

2. Noun. A life-buoy. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To keep afloat or aloft. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To support or maintain at a high level. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) To mark with a buoy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buoy

1. to mark with a buoy (a warning float) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Buoy

bunya pine
bunyak
bunyamwera group viruses
bunyas
bunyaviridae infections
bunyavirus
bunyavirus encephalitis
bunyaviruses
bunyip
bunyip aristocracy
bunyips
bunyon
bunyons
buolt
buolts
buoy (current term)
buoy rope
buoy tender
buoy up
buoyage
buoyages
buoyance
buoyances
buoyancies
buoyancy
buoyancy aid
buoyancy aids
buoyant
buoyant density
buoyantly

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