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Meaning & Definition of Afloat in English

English

Afloat

/əfloʊt/

adjective

1. Aimlessly drifting

    synonym:
  • adrift(p)
  • ,
  • afloat(p)
  • ,
  • aimless
  • ,
  • directionless
  • ,
  • planless
  • ,
  • rudderless
  • ,
  • undirected

2. Borne on the water

  • Floating
    synonym:
  • afloat(p)

3. Covered with water

  • "The main deck was afloat (or awash)"
  • "The monsoon left the whole place awash"
  • "A flooded bathroom"
  • "Inundated farmlands"
  • "An overflowing tub"
    synonym:
  • afloat(p)
  • ,
  • awash(p)
  • ,
  • flooded
  • ,
  • inundated
  • ,
  • overflowing