• IPA(key): /vlɔt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɔt

Etymology 1Edit

From earlier vlot (flowing; fluent; fluid), from the Middle Dutch phrases int vlot, ant vlot (on water; floating). Compare German flott (from Middle Dutch).


vlot (comparative vlotter, superlative vlotst)

  1. smooth, easy
  2. quick, fast
Inflection of vlot
uninflected vlot
inflected vlotte
comparative vlotter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial vlot vlotter het vlotst
het vlotste
indefinite m./f. sing. vlotte vlottere vlotste
n. sing. vlot vlotter vlotste
plural vlotte vlottere vlotste
definite vlotte vlottere vlotste
partitive vlots vlotters

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch vlot, ultimately from a conflation of Proto-Germanic *flutą (flow; stream) and Proto-Germanic *flutô (small boat). Cognate with West Frisian flot (raft), German Low German Flott, Flött (raft), Old English flot (sea), Old English flota (ship; vessel; fleet), Old Norse flot (that which floats; grease), Icelandic floti (fleet). Also related to German Floß (raft), Old English flīete (that which floats; boat; raft; cream), Danish flåde (raft), Swedish flotte (raft).


vlot n (plural vlotten, diminutive vlotje n)

  1. raft

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.



  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of vlotten
  2. imperative of vlotten