Synonyms for driftdrɪft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drift, impetus, impulsion(noun)

    a force that moves something along

    Synonyms:
    trend, impetus, movement, heading, purport, impulsion, gallery, impulse, drift

  2. drift(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    gallery, impulsion, heading, impetus, trend, purport, movement

  3. drift(noun)

    a process of linguistic change over a period of time

    Synonyms:
    gallery, impulsion, heading, impetus, trend, purport, movement

  4. drift(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    gallery, impulsion, heading, impetus, trend, purport, movement

  5. drift, trend, movement(noun)

    a general tendency to change (as of opinion)

    Synonyms:
    impulsion, apparent motion, bm, effort, vogue, front, purport, trend, drive, tendency, gallery, move, movement, campaign, style, drift, apparent movement, motion, cause, social movement, bowel movement, impetus, crusade, motility, course, heading

  6. drift, purport(noun)

    the pervading meaning or tenor

    Synonyms:
    trend, impetus, movement, heading, purport, spirit, impulsion, gallery, intent, drift

  7. drift, heading, gallery(verb)

    a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine

    Synonyms:
    trend, picture gallery, head, header, art gallery, bearing, impetus, movement, heading, aim, purport, veranda, impulsion, gallery, drift, verandah

  8. float, drift, be adrift, blow(verb)

    be in motion due to some air or water current

    Synonyms:
    swash, rove, vagabond, botch, ramble, bungle, muck up, range, mishandle, bumble, botch up, brag, stray, blow, tout, burn out, screw up, suck, gasconade, roll, fumble, flub, fellate, cast, ball up, err, freewheel, bollocks, wander, shoot a line, mess up, shove off, waste, louse up, bollocks up, float, gas, bollix, bluster, vaunt, swan, muff, tramp, blow out, swim, foul up, boast, fluff, drift, bobble, go down on, be adrift, shove along, bollix up, squander, spoil, roam, bodge

  9. stray, err, drift(verb)

    wander from a direct course or at random

    Synonyms:
    ramble, rove, range, stray, divagate, err, cast, roam, be adrift, swan, roll, digress, drift, wander, slip, freewheel, blow, tramp, mistake, vagabond, float

  10. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms:
    roam, project, hustle, wrap, verify, spue, redact, affirm, drift, draw, cast off, wave, array, assert, wander, cheat on, mold, float, cast, put, twine, slog, turn over, avow, cheat, throw away, frame, place, roll up, seethe, pasture, crop, vomit up, browse, chuck, mould, roll, throw up, contrive, retch, purge, rate, betray, tramp, disgorge, swear, plod, meander, flap, blow, lay out, pad, shed, wheel, shake off, barf, graze, weave, stray, wind, range, vagabond, swan, rank, grade, couch, thread, pluck, freewheel, rove, be adrift, ramble, regurgitate, cuckold, throw off, straddle, throw, cat, vomit, ramble on, revolve, order, hurtle, spew, honk, roll out, regorge, drop, set out, aver, run, jog, hurl, trudge, err, upchuck, footslog, be sick, undulate, digress, sick, divagate, puke

  11. drift(verb)

    vary or move from a fixed point or course

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

  12. freewheel, drift(verb)

    live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely

    Synonyms:
    rove, range, stray, ramble, err, cast, roam, be adrift, swan, roll, drift, wander, freewheel, blow, tramp, vagabond, float

  13. drift(verb)

    move in an unhurried fashion

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

  14. drift(verb)

    cause to be carried by a current

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

  15. drift(verb)

    drive slowly and far afield for grazing

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

  16. drift(verb)

    be subject to fluctuation

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

  17. drift(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, cast, ramble, stray, tramp, float, roll, roam, range, err, rove, blow, vagabond, wander, swan, freewheel

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