Afloat ( adverb , adjective )

(As an adverb)

Afloat ( adverb )

  1. On or in the water and not sinking.
  2. Still remaining alive or active.

Origin:

From a- ("on") + float ("to float") from middle english floaten, from old english flōwan ("to float") from proto-germanic *flōaną ("to float"), from proto-indo-european *pleh₁- ("to swim, float").

Examples:

  1. The ship remained afloat even though it was heavily damaged.
  2. The company is only just afloat thanks to the new contract.
  3. He managed to keep his business afloat during the recession.
  4. The lifeboat kept the survivors afloat until they were rescued.
  5. The team"s spirits were kept afloat by their coach"s encouraging words.

(As an adjective)

Afloat ( adjective )

  1. On or in the water and not sinking.
  2. Still remaining alive or active.

Origin:

From a- ("on") + float ("to float") from middle english floaten, from old english flōwan ("to float") from proto-germanic *flōaną ("to float"), from proto-indo-european *pleh₁- ("to swim, float").

Examples:

  1. The ship remained afloat even though it was heavily damaged.
  2. The company is only just afloat thanks to the new contract.
  3. He managed to keep his business afloat during the recession.
  4. The lifeboat kept the survivors afloat until they were rescued.
  5. The team"s spirits were kept afloat by their coach"s encouraging words.
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