What does afloat mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adrift(p), afloat(p), aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected(adj)

    aimlessly drifting

  2. afloat(p)(adj)

    borne on the water; floating

  3. afloat(p), awash(p), flooded, inundated, overflowing(adj)

    covered with water

    "the main deck was afloat (or awash)"; "the monsoon left the whole place awash"; "a flooded bathroom"; "inundated farmlands"; "an overflowing tub"


  1. afloat(Adverb)


  2. afloat(Adverb)

    out at sea

  3. afloat(Adverb)

    making successful progress under one's own steam

Webster Dictionary

  1. Afloat

    borne on the water; floating; on board ship

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + float.]

  2. Afloat

    moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + float.]

  3. Afloat

    unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat

    Etymology: [Pref. a- + float.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Afloat

    a-flōt′, adv. or adj. floating: at sea: unfixed: in circulation.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. afloat

    Borne up and supported by the water; buoyed clear of the ground; also used for being on board ship.

How to pronounce afloat?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say afloat in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of afloat in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of afloat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of afloat in a Sentence

  1. Stacy Rasgon:

    Bob will keep the ship afloat. The ship is going where it's going, hopefully there's no iceberg.

  2. United Teachers Los Angeles:

    Educators actually saw their pay cut due to furlough days which kept the District afloat.

  3. Edward Parker:

    There are ships down there that have never been seen apart from in murals and paintings and in books, and this is the first time they have been seen since they were afloat.

  4. Scott Upham:

    In the near term, Takata will be kept afloat until all the replacement parts are produced.

  5. Jacqueline Alvarado:

    That's the only way I can stay afloat, this works out for me for now, until they change it.

Images & Illustrations of afloat

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