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afloat adj
2 borne on the water; floating [syn: afloat(p)] [ant: aground(p), sunken]
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]

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English

Pronunciation

Adverb

  1. floating
  2. out at sea
  3. making successful progress under one's own steam

Translations

floating
at sea

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aboard, accidental, accompanying, ado, adrift, afoot, all aboard, aloft, alternating, amorphous, astir, at flood, at sea, athwart the hawse, athwarthawse, awash, aweigh, bandied about, before the mast, bruited about, by sea, by water, capricious, cast-off, changeable, changeful, circumstantial, clear, current, deluged, desultory, deviable, dizzy, doing, drowned, eccentric, engulfed, erratic, eventuating, fast and loose, fickle, fitful, flickering, flighty, flitting, floating, flooded, fluctuating, freakish, free, giddy, going about, going around, going on, happening, impetuous, impulsive, in circulation, in hand, in sail, in spate, in the air, in the news, in the wind, incidental, inconsistent, inconstant, indecisive, infirm, inflood, inundated, irregular, irresolute, irresponsible, loose, made public, mazy, mercurial, moody, occasional, occurring, on, on board, on board ship, on deck, on foot, on shipboard, ongoing, overwhelmed, passing, prevailing, prevalent, rambling, reported, restless, resultant, rickety, rife, roving, rumored, scatterbrained, shaky, shapeless, shifting, shifty, shuffling, spasmodic, spineless, started, swamped, swept, taking place, talked about, topside, unaccountable, unanchored, unbound, uncertain, uncontrolled, undependable, under way, undisciplined, undone, unfastened, unfixed, unmoored, unpredictable, unreliable, unrestrained, unsettled, unstable, unstable as water, unstaid, unsteadfast, unsteady, unstuck, untied, vacillating, vagrant, variable, vicissitudinary, vicissitudinous, volatile, wandering, wanton, washed, water-borne, water-washed, wavering, wavery, wavy, wayward, whelmed, whimsical, whispered, whispered about, wishy-washy
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