What does afloat mean?

afloat meaning in General Dictionary

Borne from the liquid floating up to speed ship

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  • aimlessly drifting
  • covered with liquid
  • borne in the liquid; floating
  • Borne regarding the water; floating; agreeable ship.
  • going; driving from destination to location; overall blood flow; since, a rumor is afloat.
  • Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; because, our affairs are all afloat.

afloat meaning in Law Dictionary

merchandise on a boat betwen the start and end regarding the trip.


afloat meaning in Etymology Dictionary

Old English aflote, on flot, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + flot "body of liquid" (see float (n.)).


afloat meaning in Business Dictionary

Commodities or items being in the transporting vessel at a place amongst the slot of origin while the slot of location and, therefore, demand prices being between their area rates at destination and place rates within source.


afloat meaning in General Dictionary

(adv. & a.) Borne on liquid; floating; up to speed ship.

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  • (adv. & a.) going; driving from place to destination; in general blood flow; as, a rumor is afloat.
  • (adv. & a.) Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; because, our matters are typical afloat.

Sentence Examples with the word afloat

That much of the yield of 1906 was afloat or undespatched at the close of that year.

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