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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)

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.

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."