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Seattle was built out on pilings over the sea, and at high tide the whole city seemed to come afloat like a ship lifting free from a mud berth and swaying in its chains.
Jonathan Raban

Meaning of "afloat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF AFLOAT

afloat  [əˈfləʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF AFLOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Afloat can act as an adjective and an adverb.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES AFLOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Afloat

Afloat is an album by Zhao Wei. The album's English title is Afloat, while Amazon.co.uk released it as Piao, which is the pinyin of the Chinese title.This album sold out 300,000 in first ten days.

Definition of afloat in the English dictionary

The first definition of afloat in the dictionary is floating. Other definition of afloat is aboard ship; at sea. Afloat is also covered with water; flooded.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH AFLOAT


bloat
bləʊt
bobfloat
ˈbɒbˌfləʊt
clote
kləʊt
firefloat
ˈfaɪəˌfləʊt
float
fləʊt
flote
fləʊt
Fomalhaut
ˈfəʊməˌləʊt
gloat
ɡləʊt
matelote
ˈmætəˌləʊt
matelotte
ˈmætəˌləʊt
outfloat
ˌaʊtˈfləʊt
papillote
ˈpæpɪˌləʊt
pardalote
ˈpɑːdəˌləʊt
ploat
pləʊt
refloat
ˌriːˈfləʊt
tylote
ˈtaɪləʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE AFLOAT

aficionada
aficionado
afield
afire
AFIS
AFK
AFL
AFL-CIO
aflame
aflatoxin
aflutter
AFM
AFN
AFNOR
afocal
afoot
afore
aforehand
aforementioned
aforesaid

WORDS THAT END LIKE AFLOAT

bubble float
coat
deep throat
fishing boat
goat
have by the throat
houseboat
in the same boat
milk float
miss the boat
oat
on the coat
overcoat
petticoat
sailboat
steamboat
stick float
the Goat
throat
trench coat

Synonyms and antonyms of afloat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «AFLOAT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «afloat» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of afloat

Translation of «afloat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF AFLOAT

Find out the translation of afloat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of afloat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «afloat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

漂浮着地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a flote
570 millions of speakers

English

afloat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बचाए
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

واقفا على قدميه
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

плаву
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

flutuando
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চালু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à flot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bertahan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

auf dem Wasser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

浮かんで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

물위에 떠서
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngapusi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

công việc thịnh vượng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கப்பலில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उत्साही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

denizde
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a galla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

na wodzie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

плаву
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

pe linia de plutire
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιπλέει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kop bo water
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

flytande
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

flytende
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of afloat

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «AFLOAT»

The term «afloat» is quite widely used and occupies the 33.778 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «AFLOAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about afloat

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6 QUOTES WITH «AFLOAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word afloat.
1
Peter Capaldi
It's weathered many a storm, but the British film industry is, thankfully, still afloat.
2
Wendy Davis
The truth is that at age 19, I was a teenage mother living alone with my daughter in a trailer and struggling to keep us afloat on my way to a divorce. And I knew then that I was going to have to work my way up and out of that life if I was going to give my daughter a better life and a better future, and that's what I've done.
3
Ali Larter
I'm in a stage where I feel like I need to retrain my mind, because since the beginning of my career, I've been such a fighter and a little hustler and someone who just tried to stay afloat in this business.
4
Jonathan Raban
Seattle was built out on pilings over the sea, and at high tide the whole city seemed to come afloat like a ship lifting free from a mud berth and swaying in its chains.
5
Allison Scagliotti
Luckily, the public school system that I was in had a really great drama program, so I plunged into that. It really sort of kept me afloat because I was bored in school.
6
Steven Soderbergh
I look at other filmmakers and see skills in them that I wish I had but I know that I don't. I feel like I have to work really hard to keep myself afloat, doing what I do. But I find it pleasurable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «AFLOAT»

Discover the use of afloat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to afloat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Afloat
Readers will enjoy the way she intersperses supernatural elements into this action-packed novel.” —CBA Retailers and Resources “[Afloat] is original and engrossing, with a unique plot and relatable characters.” —Romantic Times
Erin Healy, 2013
2
Afloat: (sur L'eau)
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Guy de Maupassant, 2011
3
First Aid Afloat
First Aid Afloat could save someone's life, and no boat should be without it. Aimed at the novice first-aider, this book is intended to be used at the time of the accident or illness.
Sandra Roberts, 2010
4
Keeping Afloat
The language of 'Keeping Afloat' flashes with wit, sensuousness, and a combination of faith (elation) and scepticism (impermanence).
Millicent Travis Lane, 2001
5
Maggie Bean Stays Afloat
Here's what's new with Maggie Bean: At the end of her tumultuous year, Maggie Bean is a very happy, healthy girl.
Tricia Rayburn, 2009
6
STAYING AFLOAT: Three Years in Abu Dhabi
Staying Afloat conveys a unique blend of cultural insight, candor, and wit while communicating that an open mind, a keen sense of humor, and a supreme level of patience and determination are indispensable for living and working in a foreign ...
Steve Burton, 2012
7
How to Stay Afloat in the Academic Library Job Pool
Job-hunters at every level of experience will find this volume the definitive resource for moving successfully into an academic library career.
Teresa Y. Neely, 2011
8
At Home Afloat: Women on the Waters of the Pacific Northwest
Unique features of this book include its interdisciplinary nature and its combination of scholarly information and a style that general readers will appreciate.
Nancy Pagh, 2001
9
Galley Guru: Effortless Gourmet Cooking Afloat
Galley Guru will tempt even the landlubber, for in this 327-page quality paperback, Lisa makes the exotic accessible and the simple, simply wonderful.
Lisa Hayden-Miller, 2008
10
Navigation afloat: a manual for the seaman
Describes the nautical chart and basic pilotage and navigation equipment, explains techniques for navigation and astronavigation, and discusses dead reckoning, almanacs, electronic aids, and advanced navigation systems
Alton B Moody, 1980

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «AFLOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term afloat is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Driver: "I'm afloat and it's up the steering wheel"
On Sunday evening, torrential rains moved into Springfield. Drivers at Chestnut near I-44 had a surprise in store. The road underneath the ... «KSPR, Jul 15»
2
Harris keeps Argos afloat in 42-40 OT win
The Argonauts QB led his team on a last-minute touchdown drive to send the game into overtime and then threw two touchdown passes in ... «650 CKOM News Talk Radio, Jul 15»
3
Bairstow digs in to keep Yorkshire afloat
JONNY BAIRSTOW'S fourth LV= County Championship century of 2015 prevented Yorkshire from a batting disaster during the opening day of ... «The Press, York, Jul 15»
4
Staying afloat
Staying afloat. Published on July 05, 2015. Share 0. 0 Comment; Send to a friend; Print. Published on May 23, 2015. Gordon Sampson. Cape Breton Post photo ... «Cape Breton Post, Jul 15»
5
Afloat Once More on San Francisco Opera's Show Boat...and in Its …
I just had one of the best opera experiences of my life, attending San Francisco Opera's terrific production of The Trojans, with its gorgeous ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Having fun and staying afloat are keys to tub races
She wasn't entirely surprised at the outcome — the boat went under in tests earlier in the morning and happened to stay afloat for much of the ... «Frederick News Post, Jul 15»
7
Struggling to keep afloat
Mohun Bagan caught in financial troubles. Mohun Bagan Athletic Club players during a practice session in Kolkata. (Below) Entrance. «Deccan Herald, Jul 15»
8
Capac stays afloat with rainy day funds
Capac Community Schools will dip into its savings account to pay for increased operating expenses next year that includes its top leadership ... «Port Huron Times Herald, Jul 15»
9
Greek debt Crisis: Athens needs an extra €60bn to stay afloat and …
Greece needs an extra €60bn (£42bn) in funds over the coming three years if it is to stay solvent, the International Monetary Fund has warned. «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
10
Quinsig hopes still afloat
Hopes for Lake Quinsigamond's chances to host Olympic rowing events are still afloat. But so are hopes alive for several other communities. «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»

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