- (v. t. & i.) Having the quality of rising or floating in a fluid; tending to rise or float; as, iron is buoyant in mercury.
- (v. t. & i.) Bearing up, as a fluid; sustaining another body by being specifically heavier.
- (v. t. & i.) Light-hearted; vivacious; cheerful; as, a buoyant disposition; buoyant spirits.