(adjective, adverb)


1. aimlessly drifting

Similar word(s): purposeless, adrift, aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected

2. borne on the water; floating

Similar word(s): adrift, floating, waterborne

3. covered with water

- the main deck was afloat (or awash)

Similar word(s): full, awash, flooded, inundated, overflowing


1. floating

- A rubber duck and other toys were afloat in the bath.

2. Covered with water bearing floating articles; flooded.

- The decks are afloat.

3. Out at sea.

4. Making successful progress under one's own steam.