drifting

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Drift \Drift\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Drifted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Drifting}.]

1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east.

We drifted o'er the harbor bar. -- Coleridge.

2. To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts.

3. (mining) to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or ores; to follow a vein; to prospect. [U.S.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

drifting

adjective

1: continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties" [syn: {aimless}, {drifting}, {floating}, {vagabond}, {vagrant}]

noun

1: aimless wandering from place to place


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