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Definition of AFLOAT

2 definitions found:

Afloat \A*float"\ ([.a]*fl[=o]t"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + float.]
     1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship. [1913 Webster]

              On such a full sea are we now afloat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat. [1913 Webster]

     3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat. [1913 Webster]

     4. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

157 Moby Thesaurus words for "afloat":
     aboard, accidental, accompanying, ado, adrift, afoot, all aboard, aloft, alternating, amorphous, astir, at flood, at sea, athwart the hawse, athwarthawse, awash, aweigh, bandied about, before the mast, bruited about, by sea, by water, capricious, cast-off, changeable, changeful, circumstantial, clear, current, deluged, desultory, deviable, dizzy, doing, drowned, eccentric, engulfed, erratic, eventuating, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flickering, flighty, flitting, floating, flooded, fluctuating, freakish, free, giddy, going about, going around, going on, happening, impetuous, impulsive, in circulation, in hand, in sail, in spate, in the air, in the news, in the wind, incidental, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, infirm, inflood, inundated, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, loose, made public, mazy, mercurial, moody, occasional, occurring, on, on board, on board ship, on deck, on foot, on shipboard, ongoing, overwhelmed, passing, prevailing, prevalent, rambling, reported, restless, resultant, rickety, rife, roving, rumored, scatterbrained, shaky, shapeless, shifting, shifty, shuffling, spasmodic, spineless, started, swamped, swept, taking place, talked about, topside, unaccountable, unanchored, unbound, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable, under way, undisciplined, undone, unfastened, unfixed, unmoored, unpredictable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unstuck, untied, vacillating, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, washed, water-borne, water-washed, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whelmed, whimsical, whispered, whispered about, wishy-washy

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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