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3 definitions found
 for Drifting
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drift \Drift\, v. i. [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.
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              We drifted o'er the harbor bar.       -- Coleridge.
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     2. To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven
        into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts.
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     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.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  drifting
      adj 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]
      n 1: aimless wandering from place to place

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "drifting":
     ascending, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, circumforaneous,
     descending, discursive, divagatory, down-trending, downward,
     errant, flitting, floating, flowing, fluent, flying, footloose,
     footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gadding, going, gypsy-like,
     gypsyish, gyrational, gyratory, landloping, meandering,
     migrational, migratory, mounting, nomad, nomadic, passing,
     plunging, progressive, rambling, ranging, reflowing, refluent,
     regressive, retrogressive, rising, roaming, rotary, rotational,
     rotatory, roving, running, rushing, shifting, sideward, sinking,
     soaring, straggling, straying, streaming, strolling, traipsing,
     transient, transitory, transmigratory, up-trending, upward,
     vagabond, vagrant, wandering
  
  

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