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Afloat Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    afloat adj
  1. aimlessly drifting [syn: adrift(p), afloat(p), aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected]
  2. borne on the water; floating [syn: afloat(p)] [ant: aground(p), sunken]
  3. 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" [syn: afloat(p), awash(p), flooded, inundated, overflowing]
Afloat Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Afloat \A*float"\, adv. & a. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat.
Afloat Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Afloat \A*float"\ ([.a]*fl[=o]t"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + float.]
  1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship. On such a full sea are we now afloat. --Shak.
  2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.
  3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat.

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* Hell's afloat in lover's tears. - Dorothy Rothschild Parker


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