Afloat - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfloʊt|  American pronunciation of the word afloat
Brit.  |əˈfləʊt|  British pronunciation of the word afloat

adjective

- aimlessly drifting (syn: adrift, aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected)
- covered with water(syn: awash, flooded, inundated, overflowing)

the main deck was afloat (or awash)

Examples

The Treasury borrowed £40 billion, just to stay afloat.

Somehow we kept the ship afloat.

The ship was set afloat.

How long did you spend afloat?

Decks are afloat.

the main deck was afloat (or awash)

...a new ocean liner that claims to be the largest commercial vessel afloat...

...we set the decoy afloat in the marsh and from the blind waited for the ducks to arrive...

...a leviathan of the seas, that cruise ship is said to be the largest passenger vessel afloat...

In another heartbeat the whole valley was afloat.

Rumours are about / afloat.

Several of the lifeboats were still afloat a month after being cast adrift.

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