Afloat Definition

ə-flōt
adjective
In a floating position or condition.
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Floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking.
Webster's New World
On a boat or ship away from the shore; at sea.
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On board ship; at sea.
Webster's New World
In circulation; prevailing.
Rumors are afloat.
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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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Out at sea.

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Making successful progress under one's own steam.

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