afloat


afloat
Denoting goods, especially commodities, that are on a ship from their port of origin to a specified port of destination; for example, 'afloat Rotterdam' means the goods are on their way to Rotterdam. The price of such goods will usually be between the price of spot goods and goods for immediate shipment from origin.

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  • afloat — a‧float [əˈfləʊt ǁ əˈfloʊt] adjective COMMERCE having enough money to operate or stay out of debt: • Matthew has been selling key assets just to keep the business afloat. • The company needs a cash injection of around £3 million to stay afloat. * …   Financial and business terms

  • Afloat — A*float ([.a]*fl[=o]t ), adv. & a. [Pref. a + float.] 1. Borne on the water; floating; on board ship. [1913 Webster] On such a full sea are we now afloat. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Moving; passing from place to place; in general circulation; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afloat — [ə flōt′] adj., adv. 1. floating freely; not grounded; esp., floating on the surface; not sinking 2. on board ship; at sea 3. flooded [the lower deck is afloat] 4. drifting about 5. in circulation; current [rumors are afloat] …   English World dictionary

  • afloat — index unsettled Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • afloat — (adj.) O.E. aflote, on flot, from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + FLOAT (Cf. float) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • afloat — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB 1) floating in water. 2) on board a ship or boat. 3) out of debt or difficulty …   English terms dictionary

  • afloat — a|float [əˈfləut US əˈflout] adj [not before noun] [: Old English; Origin: on flot on the sea ] 1.) having enough money to operate or stay out of debt keep (sb/sth) afloat/stay afloat ▪ The Treasury borrowed £40 billion, just to stay afloat. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afloat — [[t]əflo͟ʊt[/t]] 1) ADV: usu ADV after v, also v link ADV, n ADV If someone or something is afloat, they remain partly above the surface of water and do not sink. They talked modestly of their valiant efforts to keep the tanker afloat... Three… …   English dictionary

  • afloat — /əˈfloʊt / (say uh floht) adjective 1. borne on the water; in a floating condition: *Even a billy can or ladies bathing cap will supply sufficient buoyancy to keep a person afloat. –anon, water safety, 1955. 2. flooded: the main deck was afloat.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • afloat — /euh floht /, adv., adj. 1. floating or borne on the water; in a floating condition: The ship was set afloat. 2. on board a ship, boat, raft, etc.; at sea: cargo afloat and ashore. 3. covered with water; flooded; awash: The main deck was afloat.… …   Universalium

  • afloat — adj. 1 floating on water VERBS ▪ be ▪ keep, remain, stay ▪ set sth ▪ The children set their new boat afloat on the lake …   Collocations dictionary