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Definition of "afloat" []

  • In a floating position or condition. (adverb)
  • On a boat or ship away from the shore; at sea. (adverb)
  • In circulation; prevailing: Rumors are afloat. (adverb)
  • Awash; flooded. (adverb)
  • Drifting about; moving without guidance. (adverb)
  • Floating (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Aboard ship; at sea (adverb)
  • Covered with water; flooded (adverb)
  • Aimlessly drifting (adverb)
  • In circulation; afoot (adverb)
  • Free of debt; solvent (adverb)

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Use "afloat" in a sentence
  • "Furthermore, your claim that defense spending keeps our economy afloat is also ridiculous."
  • "it is disappointing that 'girl friendly' doesn't equal sales and that to keep the title afloat DC may have to return to 'perv horndog friendly' tactics."
  • "While QANTAS are certainly showing signs of agility, the primary factor keeping the group afloat is the success of their Low Cost Carrier brand Jetstar."