floating

Definitions:

The act of being conveyed by the stream or resting buoyant on the surface of the water; the watering or overflowing of meadows; the plastering of walls with a float.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Lying on the surface of water, or in air; free or loose to be used as occasion requires, as capital.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective, noun) (a. / n.) (adjective / noun)
Resting buoyant on the water; overflowing; circulating, not fixed; of uncertain amount; available for use; unattached.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
FLOATINGLY.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adverb) (adv.) (adverb)
Not fixed; not constant.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Swimming or held up on the surface of a liquid; free to move about; circulating; not fixed or settled; ready for use.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (p. a.) (participial adjective)
Swimming; not fixed; circulating.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

She was smiling down at him, and for a moment, her floating face reminded Tom of the episode which had just cost him twenty grand a year.
- Get Out of Our Skies! by E. K. Jarvis
As they talked, their attention was directed to a dark moving mass floating down the river, close under its bank.
- The Flamingo Feather by Kirk Munroe
A great dragon- fly, a flash of blue, had dropped on to the surface of the pool, and lay floating
- The Crown of Life by George Gissing