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Afloat meaning

afloat - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship.
  2. 2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.
  3. 3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat.
  4. 4. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat.
  5. 5. Floating; in a floating state.

afloat - examples of usage

  1. By these means she was kept afloat till other boats came to their assistance. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  2. This sort of life, however, didn't suit my taste, and I began to wish myself once more afloat. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. I soon got tired of it, and began to wish myself at sea again, for I knew that my only chance of promotion was to keep afloat. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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