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afloat (adv., adj.)

Old English aflote, contraction of prepositional phrase on flot; see a- (1) "to" + flot "body of water deep enough for a boat" (see float (n.)).

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Definitions of afloat from WordNet

afloat (adj.)
aimlessly drifting;
Synonyms: adrift / aimless / directionless / planless / rudderless / undirected
afloat (adj.)
covered with water;
the main deck was afloat (or awash)
Synonyms: awash / flooded / inundated / overflowing
afloat (adj.)
borne on the water; floating;
From wordnet.princeton.edu