Definition of DRIFTING

noun : DRIFTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) aimless wandering from place to place ;

verb : DRIFTING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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. (

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

  • 5. (

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

  • 6. (

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

  • 7. (

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

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

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

Adjective : DRIFTING

Source: WordNet 3.1


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