A*float" (a*flOt"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + float.]

1.

Borne on the water; floating; on board ship.

On such a full sea are we now afloat.
Shak.

2.

Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.

3.

Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our affairs are all afloat.

 

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A*float", adv. & a.

Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat.

 

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