The definition of afloat refers to something that stays on the surface of the water and does not sink.(adverb)
A person who is treading water is an example of a person who is staying afloat.
Afloat is defined as having enough financial resources for your needs.(adjective)
Finding investors to keep a business from failing is an example of keeping a business afloat.
See afloat in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See afloat in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adverb & adj.
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