Dictionary Results for drift


1. drift - noun

· a force that moves something along

Synonym(s): impetus, impulsion

Hypernym(s): force




2. drift - noun

· the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

Hypernym(s): natural_process, natural_action, action, activity




3. drift - noun

· a process of linguistic change over a period of time

Hypernym(s): linguistic_process




4. drift - noun

· a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

Hypernym(s): mass




5. drift - noun

· a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

Synonym(s): trend, movement

Hypernym(s): inclination, disposition, tendency




6. drift - noun

· the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"

Synonym(s): purport

Hypernym(s): tenor, strain




7. drift - noun

· a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"

Synonym(s): heading, gallery

Hypernym(s): passageway




8. drift - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): float, be_adrift, blow

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




9. drift - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): stray, err

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




10. drift - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, vagabond

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




11. drift - verb

· vary or move from a fixed point or course; "stock prices are drifting higher"

Hypernym(s): vary




12. drift - verb

· live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"

Synonym(s): freewheel

Hypernym(s): exist, survive, live, subsist




13. drift - verb

· move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"

Hypernym(s): circulate




14. drift - verb

· cause to be carried by a current; "drift the boats downstream"

Hypernym(s): float




15. drift - verb

· drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards"

Hypernym(s): crop, graze, pasture




16. drift - verb

· be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward"

Hypernym(s): change




17. drift - verb

· be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"

Hypernym(s): accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile_up, gather, amass





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