buoy

All Noun Verb
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  • Info A buoy is a floating device that can have many purposes. more...
  • That hope was our life-buoy on which we kept our eyes fixed. Cited from On Commando, by Dietlof Van Warmelo
  • Neither he nor the life-buoy, however, could be discovered before the night closed. Cited from The Lieutenant and Commander, by Basil Hall
  • The last words seemed to present themselves to him as a sort of life-buoy. Cited from Bella Donna, by Robert Hichens
  • He must have known that my voice was nothing, really, but he buoyed me up. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Each one did what he could to buoy up the mother's hopes. Cited from With Those Who Wait, by Frances Wilson Huard
  • The late season has left no great store of such buoys to mark the fair channel to success. Cited from The Onlooker, Volume 1, Part 2, by Various
  • I do not know whether the life-buoy was let go. Cited from Happy Jack, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • A single bound carried him to one of the night life buoys. Cited from Dave Darrin's Second Year at Annapolis, by H. Irving Hancock
  • She had nothing to buoy her up or to fight science with. Cited from The Strength of Gideon and Other Stories, by Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • The life-buoy had been let go at the first by the officer of the watch. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • But he could buoy himself up with no real hope. Cited from Phineas Finn, by Anthony Trollope
  • Thus buoyed with hope and confidence he entered upon a sea of difficulty and trouble. Cited from Story-Lives of Great Musicians, by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  • "Come here, stick his arms through our buoys, put his own under his head!" Cited from The Cruise of the Dry Dock, by T. S. Stribling
  • That was the time he was so buoyed up -- getting so fine a light on the thing. Cited from The Glory Of The Conquered, by Susan Glaspell
  • A bit of wood had buoyed her up for that last moment. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 9, No. 52, February, 1862, by Various
  • She appeared buoyed up with unnatural strength, though her end was so near. Cited from Words of Cheer, by T.S. Arthur
  • This suddenly buoyed up his spirits and so he resumed his search the next day.
  • Other buoys indicated that a rather large area of low pressure was associated with the system.
  • He was not buoyed up either, by a sense that he had succeeded in doing the best. Cited from The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him, by Ford
  • The time comes when most all of us need encouragement; need buoying up. Cited from The Power of Concentration, By Theron Q. Dumont
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Meaning of buoy

  • noun Bright-colored; a float attached by rope to the seabed to mark channels in a harbor or underwater hazards
  • verb Float on the surface of water
  • verb Keep afloat
    The life vest buoyed him up
  • verb Mark with a buoy