Dictionary Results for drifting


1. drifting - noun

· aimless wandering from place to place

Hypernym(s): wandering, roving, vagabondage




2. 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




3. 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




4. 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




5. drift - verb

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

Hypernym(s): vary




6. 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




7. drift - verb

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

Hypernym(s): circulate




8. drift - verb

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

Hypernym(s): float




9. drift - verb

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

Hypernym(s): crop, graze, pasture




10. drift - verb

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

Hypernym(s): change




11. 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




12. drifting - adjective

· continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Synonym(s): aimless, floating, vagabond, vagrant





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