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drift (n)
Definition: a force that moves something along
Definition: a force that moves something along
Definition: a force that moves something along
drift (n)
Definition: a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Example: not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book. a broad movement of the electorate to the right.
Definition: a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Example: not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book. a broad movement of the electorate to the right.
Definition: a general tendency to change (as of opinion)
Example: not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book. a broad movement of the electorate to the right.
drift (v)
Definition: be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
Example: snow drifting several feet high. sand drifting like snow.
Definition: be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
Example: snow drifting several feet high. sand drifting like snow.
Definition: be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
Example: snow drifting several feet high. sand drifting like snow.
drift (n)
Definition: a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
Example: they dug a drift parallel with the vein.
Definition: a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
Example: they dug a drift parallel with the vein.
Definition: a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
Example: they dug a drift parallel with the vein.
drift (v)
Definition: vary or move from a fixed point or course
Example: stock prices are drifting higher.
Definition: vary or move from a fixed point or course
Example: stock prices are drifting higher.
Definition: vary or move from a fixed point or course
Example: stock prices are drifting higher.
drift (v)
Definition: cause to be carried by a current
Example: drift the boats downstream.
Definition: cause to be carried by a current
Example: drift the boats downstream.
Definition: cause to be carried by a current
Example: drift the boats downstream.
drift (n)
Definition: a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
Definition: a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
Definition: a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
drift (n)
Definition: a process of linguistic change over a period of time
Definition: a process of linguistic change over a period of time
Definition: a process of linguistic change over a period of time
drift (v)
Definition: wander from a direct course or at random
Example: The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her. don't drift from the set course.
Definition: wander from a direct course or at random
Example: The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her. don't drift from the set course.
Definition: wander from a direct course or at random
Example: The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her. don't drift from the set course.
drift (n)
Definition: the pervading meaning or tenor
Example: caught the general drift of the conversation.
Definition: the pervading meaning or tenor
Example: caught the general drift of the conversation.
Definition: the pervading meaning or tenor
Example: caught the general drift of the conversation.
drift (v)
Definition: be subject to fluctuation
Example: The stock market drifted upward.
Definition: be subject to fluctuation
Example: The stock market drifted upward.
Definition: be subject to fluctuation
Example: The stock market drifted upward.
drift (v)
Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Example: 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.
Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Example: 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.
Definition: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Example: 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.
drift (n)
Definition: the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
Definition: the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
Definition: the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
drift (v)
Definition: move in an unhurried fashion
Example: The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests.
Definition: move in an unhurried fashion
Example: The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests.
Definition: move in an unhurried fashion
Example: The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests.
drift (v)
Definition: drive slowly and far afield for grazing
Example: drift the cattle herds westwards.
Definition: drive slowly and far afield for grazing
Example: drift the cattle herds westwards.
Definition: drive slowly and far afield for grazing
Example: drift the cattle herds westwards.
drift (v)
Definition: live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Example: My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school.
Definition: live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Example: My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school.
Definition: live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Example: My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school.
drift (v)
Definition: be in motion due to some air or water current
Example: 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.
Definition: be in motion due to some air or water current
Example: 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.
Definition: be in motion due to some air or water current
Example: 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.