Another word for drift


drift, purport - the pervading meaning or tenor

Example:- caught the general drift of the conversation

drift - the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)

drift - a process of linguistic change over a period of time

drift - a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents

drift, gallery, heading - a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

Example:- they dug a drift parallel with the vein

drift, movement, trend - a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

Example:- not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book

drift, impetus, impulsion - a force that moves something along


drift, err, stray - wander from a direct course or at random

Example:- The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her

drift - vary or move from a fixed point or course

Example:- stock prices are drifting higher

drift - move in an unhurried fashion

Example:- The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests

cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander - move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

Example:- The gypsies roamed the woods

drift, freewheel - live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely

Example:- My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

drift - drive slowly and far afield for grazing

Example:- drift the cattle herds westwards

drift - cause to be carried by a current

Example:- drift the boats downstream

drift - be subject to fluctuation

Example:- The stock market drifted upward

drift - be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current

Example:- snow drifting several feet high

be adrift, blow, drift, float - be in motion due to some air or water current

Example:- The leaves were blowing in the wind

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Source : WordNet