What does the word afloat mean?

    Part of speech: adverb, adjective

  • Floating; circulating; adrift; unfixed.

Usage examples for afloat

  1. That socialist ideas were afloat in the minds of some members, one can hardly doubt. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  2. It is just like sitting talking in a boat, and looking up suddenly, and finding ourselves afloat on the lake. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  3. Malcolm would still have delayed it, but she asked question upon question till she had him fairly afloat. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald