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Verb
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drifted, past participle; drifts, 3rd person singular present; drifting, present participle; drifted, past tense;
  1. Be carried slowly by a current of air or water
    • - the cabin cruiser started to drift downstream
    • - excited voices drifted down the hall
  2. (of a person) Walk slowly, aimlessly, or casually
    • - people began to drift away
  3. Move passively, aimlessly, or involuntarily into a certain situation or condition
    • - I was drifting off to sleep
    • - Lewis and his father drifted apart
  4. (of a person or their attention) Digress or stray to another subject
    • - I noticed my audience's attention drifting
  5. (esp. of snow or leaves) Be blown into heaps by the wind
    • - fallen leaves start to drift in the gutters
    • - drifting snow
Noun
  1. A continuous slow movement from one place to another
    • - there was a drift to the towns
  2. The deviation of a vessel, aircraft, or projectile from its intended or expected course as the result of currents or winds
    • - the pilot had not noticed any appreciable drift
  3. A steady movement or development from one thing toward another, esp. one that is perceived as unwelcome
    • - the drift toward a more repressive style of policing
  4. A state of inaction or indecision
    • - after so much drift, any expression of enthusiasm is welcome
  5. The general intention or meaning of an argument or someone's remarks
    • - he didn't understand much Greek, but he got her drift
  6. A large mass of snow, leaves, or other material piled up or carried along by the wind

  7. Glacial and fluvioglacial deposits left by retreating ice sheets

  8. A large mass of flowering plants growing together
    • - a drift of daffodils
  9. A horizontal or inclined passage following a mineral vein or coal seam


  1. a force that moves something along
  2. float: be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
  3. stray: wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course"
  4. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
  5. a process of linguistic change over a period of time
  6. roll: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
  7. The Directional Recoil Identification From Tracks (DRIFT) detector is a low pressure negative ion time projection chamber (NITPC) designed to detect weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) - a prime dark matter candidate.
  8. Drift is the fifth album by Flotsam and Jetsam released on April 25, 1995. Re-released on June 10, 2008 by Metal Mind Productions. This release is remastered with three bonus tracks and limited to 2000 copies. The re-release also contains new packaging and liner notes from band members Eric A.K. ...
  9. Drift is a BBC Books original novel written by Simon A. Forward and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Fourth Doctor and Leela.
  10. In geology, drift is transported rock debris overlying the solid bedrock. The term is also sometimes refers to organic debris so transported. In the largest sense, it refers to the material left behind by retreating continental glaciers. ...
  11. The Samsung SPH-a503, known as The Drift, is a slider multimedia wireless mobile device, which comes in black or white. It is sold by Helio, a joint venture between Earthlink (a U.S.-based internet service provider) and SK Telecom (a South Korea-based CDMA mobile telecom). ...
  12. Drift, released December 9, 2008, is the debut solo album by Sister Hazel's lead singer and acoustic guitarist Ken Block.
  13. The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse; A place, also known as a ford, along a river where the water is shallow enough to permit oxen or sheep to be driven to the opposite side; Course or direction along which anything is driven; ...
  14. (Drifted) When the price of any horse lengthens. For example a horse may have drifted from 3-1 to 10-1.
  15. (DRIFTED) Attaining a certain minimum I.D. clearance by pushing a mandrel through pipe or tubing.
  16. (Drifted) This term is a less severe description of horses that bore out or bolted. It pertains only to a horse's course through the stretch run and can be determined only by reviewing the head onshot of the video tape replay. Horses that drift do so gradually. ...
  17. (Drifting) In forging‚ the operation of forming or enlarging a hole by use of a tapered punch.
  18. (Drifting) The movement of bees that have lost their location and enter other hives; common when hives are placed in long straight rows where returning foragers from the center hives tend to drift to the row ends. ...
  19. (Drifting) Odds that are getting longer.
  20. Drifting usually occurs in apiaries where the hives are spaced close to one another and Bees accidentally enter the wrong hive.
  21. (Drifting) A controlled way to manage a corner at speed, by sliding the board.
  22. (Drifting) A controlled slide, usually on a loose surface eg gravel or leaves.
  23. (Drifting) A drift occurs when the longboard loses traction around a turn. Drifting is a controlled movement designed to reduce speed and commonly used in downhill racing. Drifting may also occur unintentionally when carving.
  24. (Drifting) A method of fishing where the angler allows the boat to drift in the wind. Usually involves using live bait.
  25. (Drifting) Floating, caused by winds and current with a determinable direction