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Definition 1: borne on the water; floating - [adjective denoting all]

(afloat is similar to ...) afloat on the surface of a body of water

"after the storm the boats were adrift"

(afloat is similar to ...) borne up by or suspended in a liquid

"the ship is still floating" "floating logs" "floating seaweed"

(afloat is similar to ...) supported by water

"waterborne craft"

Definition 2: covered with water - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where afloat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the main deck was afloat (or awash)
  • the monsoon left the whole place awash
  • a flooded bathroom
  • inundated farmlands
  • an overflowing tub

Synonyms for afloat in the sense of this definition

(afloat is similar to ...) containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

"a full glass" "a sky full of stars" "a full life" "the auditorium was full to overflowing"

Definition 3: aimlessly drifting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for afloat in the sense of this definition

(afloat is similar to ...) not evidencing any purpose or goal

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