|part of speech:
||adjective & adverb
||on the water; floating.
The boat was damaged but it was still afloat.
||flooded with water or other liquid.
The streets were afloat after the storm.
||floating on a boat or other vessel.
Once he was afloat, he began to get seasick.
||moving without guidance; drifting.
The boat had pulled away from its mooring and was now afloat.
There was a story afloat about the actor's love affair.
||in operation; avoiding collapse.
Everyone wondered how the company managed to stay afloat during the hard times.