from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Floating or swimming in water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. floating or swimming (in water)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Floating in water, as the leaves of water lilies, or submersed, as those of many aquatic plants.
- adj. Placed horizontally across the field, as if swimming toward the dexter side; said of all sorts of fishes except the flying fish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Swimming; floating.
Latin natāns, natant-, present participle of natāre, frequentative of nāre, to swim; see snā- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)