afloat definition

  • adverb:
    • In a floating place or problem.
    • On a boat or ship away from the coast; at sea.
    • In circulation; prevailing: hearsay are afloat.
    • Awash; inundated.
    • Drifting about; going without guidance.
    • complimentary or from trouble, specially economic difficulty: could not maintain the business afloat.
    • drifting
    • out at water
    • making effective progress under an individual's own steam
    • Borne on water; drifting; up to speed ship.
    • Moving; passing from destination to place; in general blood flow.
    • Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift.
    • Covered with water-bearing drifting articles; flooded.
  • others:
    • Borne in the liquid; in a floating problem: as, the ship is afloat.
    • Figuratively, going; driving from destination to spot; in circulation: as, a rumor is afloat.
    • Unfixed; moving without guide or control: as, our affairs are typical afloat.
    • In a state of overflow; flooded: since, the key deck had been afloat.
    • aboard ship; at sea: as,cargo afloat and ashore.
  • adjective:
    • aimlessly drifting
    • covered with water
    • borne on the liquid; floating

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