Found 3 items, similar to buoy.
English → Indonesian
pelampung, pengapung, timbul lagi
English → English
n : bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to
mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
v 1: float on the surface of water
2: keep afloat; “The life vest buoyed him up”
[syn: buoy up
3: mark with a buoy
English → English
(bwoi or boi; 277), n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr.
OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bou['e]e a buoy, from L.
boia. “Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae.”
--Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (Naut.)
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.
, a buoy attached to, or marking the position
of, an anchor.
, a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be
rung by the motion of the waves.
. See under Breeches
, an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in
, a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron,
usually conical or pear-shaped.
, a float intended to support persons who have
fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to
or Nun buoy
, a buoy large in the middle, and
tapering nearly to a point at each end.
To stream the buoy
, to let the anchor buoy fall by the
ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.
, a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown
by the action of the waves.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buoyed
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To keep from sinking in a fluid, as in water or air; to
keep afloat; -- with up.
2. To support or sustain; to preserve from sinking into ruin
Those old prejudices, which buoy up the ponderous
mass of his nobility, wealth, and title. --Burke.
3. To fix buoys to; to mark by a buoy or by buoys; as, to
buoy an anchor; to buoy or buoy off a channel.
Not one rock near the surface was discovered which
was not buoyed by this floating weed. --Darwin.
, v. i.
To float; to rise like a buoy. “Rising merit will buoy up at