Synonyms for afloat

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-floht
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfloʊt

Définition of afloat

Origin :
  • Old English aflote, on flot, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + float (v.).
  • adj floating
Example sentences :
  • A thousand schemes were afloat in his mind about the future, of the most improbable kind.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • How it had got afloat upon the sea, is more than I can tell you.
  • Extract from : « The Three Golden Apples » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • He had been sea-sick, but she had seemed unaware of the fact that she was afloat on a rough sea.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • I never was more completely adrift, in my life, ashore or afloat.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • I could not swim a stroke, and it crossed my mind to get one of the sweeps to keep me afloat.
  • Extract from : « Ned Myers » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • Pierce senior set it afloat; that is, he and Mark Galloway together.
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • From the quiet swaying of the floor beneath me I soon sensed that we were afloat.
  • Extract from : « City of Endless Night » by Milo Hastings
  • Afloat the Allies continued to maintain the supremacy which had been theirs.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • These things brought it into existence and kept it afloat for some years.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • She'll keep him afloat and hard at work earnin' more for her to spend.
  • Extract from : « Fair Harbor » by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

Antonyms for afloat

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