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Meaning of AFLOAT

Pronunciation:  u'flowt

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \A*float"\ ([.a]*fl[=o]t"), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + float.]
    1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship.
    
             On such a full sea are we now afloat. --Shak.
    
    2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general
       circulation; as, a rumor is afloat.
    
    3. Unfixed; moving without guide or control; adrift; as, our
       affairs are all afloat.
    
    
  2. \A*float"\, adv. & a.
    Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as,
    the decks are afloat.
    
    
 
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