Afloat meaning

ə-flōt
Making successful progress under one's own steam.
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The definition of afloat refers to something that stays on the surface of the water and does not sink.

A person who is treading water is an example of a person who is staying afloat.

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In a floating position or condition.
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Free or out of difficulty, especially financial difficulty.

Couldn't keep the business afloat.

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Drifting about; moving without guidance.
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Floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking.
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On a boat or ship away from the shore; at sea.
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In circulation; prevailing.

Rumors are afloat.

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Awash; flooded.
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On board ship; at sea.
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Drifting about.
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In circulation; current.

Rumors are afloat.

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Free of trouble, debt, etc., esp. with effort.

He kept the business afloat.

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Afloat is defined as having enough financial resources for your needs.

Finding investors to keep a business from failing is an example of keeping a business afloat.

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Flooded.

The lower deck is afloat.

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Out at sea.
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