Afloat

Definition of Afloat

A`float´   Pronunciation: å`flōt´
adv. & a.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.
4.Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat.

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