Related formshalf-a·float, adjective
Examples from the Web for afloat
They are the ones who generate the goods and services, the advertising dollars and tax revenue, that keep the rest of us afloat.
Sheldon Adelson kept Newt afloat long after the voters stopped caring.Mitt Romney Clinches: What We Learned From 2012 Republican Race|Michelle Cottle|April 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That keeps him afloat with some forward direction, especially given the upcoming primary states where he has a demographic edge.
Shes stove in, and only her water-tight compartments keep her afloat.Tom Fairfield at Sea|Allen Chapman
In San Juan they make the spirit raft—taltalabong—as in Tangpap, and set it afloat at sunset.The Tinguian|Fay-Cooper Cole
She seemed lifted in the air, thrilled and afloat, holding to the “Single Star” in joyful hope of Southern rights.From Manassas to Appomattox|James Longstreet
But, as was afterwards ascertained, some of them were washed out, and all of them were afloat.When Life Was Young|C. A. Stephens
All sorts of reports were afloat, tending to make the new king popular.Recollections of a Long Life|John Stoughton