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1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
afloat
    adj 1: aimlessly drifting [syn: adrift(p), afloat(p),
           aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless,
           undirected]
    2: borne on the water; floating [ant: aground(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" [syn:
       afloat(p), awash(p), flooded, inundated,
       overflowing]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Afloat \A*float"\ ([.a]*fl[=o]t"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + float.]
   1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship.
      [1913 Webster]

            On such a full sea are we now afloat. --Shak.
      [1913 Webster]

   2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general
      circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.
      [1913 Webster]

   3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our
      affairs are all afloat.
      [1913 Webster]

   4. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as,
      the decks are afloat.
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

Thesaurus Results for afloat:

1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
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