• movement, direction, tendency; something which has accumulated due to the force of wind or water
• float along with the current; wash away, carry away
• when something drifts somewhere, it is carried there by the wind or by water.
• when people drift somewhere, they move there slowly.
• to drift towards a bad situation means to slowly reach that situation. verb here but can also be used as a singular noun with a supporting word or phrase. e.g. ...the drift to violence.
• when someone drifts or drifts around, they travel from place to place without a settled way of life.
• a drift is the same as a snowdrift.
• if you drift off to sleep, you gradually fall asleep.
• get carried along, grow apart, get further away from, stay at a distance
• floating ice, masses of ice that float in the open sea
• be swept into, float into, wander into, happen upon
• a drift net is a very large fishing net that is supported by floats or attached to a special boat which is allowed to drift with the tide or current.
• float away on water; fall asleep; slip away into a day dream or a reverie
• unplanned decrease of the money supply
catch my drift
• understand what i am saying, understand my point
• gradual movement and formation of the continents across the surface of earth through geological time
got his drift
• understood his intention, understood the point he was making got the drift ...