Part of speech: verb

To carry or be carried along, as on a current; accumulate by force of wind, as snow.

Part of speech: noun

Something driven onward or piled up by a current.

Part of speech: noun

A course; tendency.

Part of speech: noun

A driving; an urgent force.

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Usage examples "drift":

  1. " Let thy boat drift," he said. - "Hugh Wynne, Free Quaker", S. Weir Mitchell.
  2. And do you think that we can drift on forever as we are going? - "The Redemption of David Corson", Charles Frederic Goss.
  3. 17 But there is no doubt he perfectly comprehended that the drift of the discourse was to persuade him to resign his sceptre and acknowledge the supremacy of another. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru", Prescott, William Hickling.