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afloat pre-positioning force
afloat pre-positioning operations
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Afoot definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

AFOOT', adv. [a or on and foot.]
1. On foot; borne by the feet; opposed to riding.
2. In action; in a state of being planned for execution; as, a design is afoot, or on foot.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: traveling by foot; "she was afoot when I saw her this morning"
2: currently in progress; "there is mischief afoot"; "plans are afoot"; "preparations for the trial are underway" [syn: afoot, underway] adv
1: on foot; walking; "they went to the village afoot"; "quail are hunted either afoot or on horseback"

Merriam Webster's

adverb or adjective Date: 13th century 1. on foot 2. in the process of development ; under way <something out of the ordinary was afoot Hamilton Basso>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. & predic.adj. 1 in operation; progressing. 2 astir; on the move.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Afoot A*foot", adv. [Pref. a- + foot.] 1. On foot. We 'll walk afoot a while. --Shak. 2. Fig.: In motion; in action; astir; in progress. The matter being afoot. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you say that a plan or scheme is afoot, it is already happening or being planned, but you do not know much about it. Everybody knew that something awful was afoot. ADJ: v-link ADJ

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a-foot' (pezeuo, "to go on foot"): By walking from Troas to Assos Paul avoided the tedious voyage round Cape Lectum (Ac 20:13 the King James Version; compare Mr 6:33).

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

ad. 1. On foot. 2. Preparing, forthcoming, in preparation, in course of preparation, on the carpet, on the tapis, on the anvil.

Moby Thesaurus

accidental, accompanying, ado, afloat, astir, by foot, circumstantial, current, doing, eventuating, footback, going on, happening, in full swing, in hand, in the wind, incidental, occasional, occurring, on, on foot, on footback, ongoing, passing, prevailing, prevalent, resultant, stirring, taking place, under way



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