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Afloat meaning in English

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Afloat

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Adjective

2. afloat

borne on the water; floating

3. afloat, awash, flooded, inundated, overflowing

covered with water

Example Sentences:
'the main deck was afloat (or awash)'
'the monsoon left the whole place awash'
'a flooded bathroom'
'inundated farmlands'
'an overflowing tub'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Afloat

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adjective, adverb (postpositive)
1. 
floating
2. 
aboard ship; at sea
3. 
covered with water; flooded
4. 
aimlessly drifting
afloat in a sea of indecision
5. 
in circulation; afoot
nasty rumours were afloat
6. 
free of debt; solvent

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Afloat

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adjective, adverb
1. 
floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking
2. 
on board ship; at sea
3. 
flooded
the lower deck is afloat
4. 
drifting about
5. 
in circulation; current
rumors are afloat
6. 
free of trouble, debt, etc., esp. with effort
he kept the business afloat

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Afloat

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adv. & adj.
1. In a floating position or condition.
2. On a boat or ship away from the shore; at sea.
3. In circulation; prevailing: Rumors are afloat.
4. Awash; flooded.
5. Drifting about; moving without guidance.
6. Free or out of difficulty, especially financial difficulty: couldn't keep the business afloat.

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