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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 afloat /əˈflot/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·float adv. & a.
 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.
 4. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded; as, the decks are afloat.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: aimlessly drifting [syn: adrift(p), afloat(p), aimless,
              directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected]
      2: borne on the water; floating [syn: afloat(p)] [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]