• (n.) A driving; a violent movement.
  • (n.) The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
  • (n.) Course or direction along which anything is driven; setting.
  • (n.) The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.
  • (n.) That which is driven, forced, or urged along
  • (n.) Anything driven at random.
  • (n.) A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., esp. by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like.
  • (n.) A drove or flock, as of cattle, sheep, birds.
  • (n.) The horizontal thrust or pressure of an arch or vault upon the abutments.
  • (n.) A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the agency of ice.
  • (n.) In South Africa, a ford in a river.
  • (n.) A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach.
  • (n.) A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
  • (n.) A deviation from the line of fire, peculiar to oblong projectiles.
  • (n.) A passage driven or cut between shaft and shaft; a driftway; a small subterranean gallery; an adit or tunnel.
  • (n.) The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
  • (n.) The angle which the line of a ship's motion makes with the meridian, in drifting.
  • (n.) The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes.
  • (n.) The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece.
  • (n.) The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
  • (n.) The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body.
  • (v. t.) To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand.
  • (v. t.) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
  • (a.) That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud.

Compare drift with other words:

drift vs. dript

drift vs. rift

draft vs. drift

culvert vs. drift

drift vs. walk

drift vs. wash

drift vs. slip

drift vs. sweep

drift vs. slide

depart vs. drift

drift vs. punch

drift vs. gurt

blow vs. drift

drift vs. mound

drift vs. shift

deviate vs. drift

drift vs. null

crosscut vs. drift

delirium vs. drift

adrift vs. drift

drift vs. stay

drift vs. mobile

crab vs. drift

drift vs. jump

drift vs. travel

drift vs. swerve

crut vs. drift

drift vs. glide

drift vs. float

drift vs. hyphen

drift vs. gravitate

drift vs. miocene

drift vs. hull

drift vs. drumlin

drift vs. raft

drift vs. wander

drift vs. shape

drift vs. enlarge

drift vs. haphazardly

current vs. drift

drift vs. drifty

drift vs. driftwood

drift vs. driftweed

drift vs. driftless

drift vs. driftage

beach vs. drift

drift vs. flotsam

ball vs. drift

drift vs. sideways

drift vs. hoop

circumference vs. drift

bolt vs. drift

drift vs. tackle

drift vs. scroll

drift vs. sheer

drift vs. meridian

angle vs. drift

distance vs. drift

adit vs. drift

drift vs. tunnel

drift vs. gallery

drift vs. subterranean

drift vs. driftway

drift vs. shaft

drift vs. projectile

drift vs. oblong

drift vs. firework

drift vs. rocket

drift vs. hole

drift vs. tool

boulder vs. drift

drift vs. surface

collection vs. drift

abutment vs. drift

drift vs. vault

arch vs. drift

drift vs. pressure

drift vs. thrust

drift vs. horizontal

bird vs. drift

drift vs. sheep

cattle vs. drift

drift vs. flock

drift vs. drove

drift vs. sand

drift vs. snow

drift vs. ice

drift vs. random

drift vs. intention

course vs. drift

argument vs. drift

act vs. drift

drift vs. tendency

drift vs. ford

direction vs. drift

drift vs. impel

drift vs. force

drift vs. motion

drift vs. leeway

club vs. drift

drift vs. flight

drift vs. set

drift vs. drive

drift vs. fall