- floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking
- on board ship; at sea
- flooded: the lower deck is afloat
- drifting about
- in circulation; current: rumors are afloat
- free of trouble, debt, etc., esp. with effort: he kept the business afloat
This woman is afloat.
- 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.
- 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.
- In a floating position or condition.
- On a boat or ship away from the shore; at sea.
- In circulation; prevailing: Rumors are afloat.
- Awash; flooded.
- Drifting about; moving without guidance.
- Free or out of difficulty, especially financial difficulty: couldn't keep the business afloat.
- Navy and is the oldest, technically active warship afloat.
- That much of the yield of 1906 was afloat or undespatched at the close of that year.
- If Lancaster should justify the malevolent rumours that were afloat by making a snatch at the crown, the last state of the realm might be worse than the first.
- The customs and political surveillance along the coast is entrusted, afloat, to the Massawa naval station, and, ashore, to a coastguard company 400 strong stationed at Meder, with detachments at Assab, Massawa, Raheita, Edd and Taclai.
- The South Bute dock of 502 acres, authorized in 1894 and capable of accommodating the largest vessels afloat, was opened in 1907, bringing the whole dock area of Cardiff (including timber ponds) to about 210 acres.