Results for drift

Definitions of drift:

part of speech: verb transitive

To drive into heaps, as snow.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To be carried along by a current, or by circumstances; gather together in heaps.

part of speech: verb

To be driven into heaps, as snow or sand; to be driven along by a current of water, as the ship drifts; to drive into heaps.

part of speech: verb transitive

To drive along or heap up; as, the winds drift dry leaves into piles.

part of speech: noun

A beap of matter driven together, as snow: the direction in which a thing is driven: the object aimed at: the meaning of words used: in South Africa, a ford; as, Rorke's Drift.

part of speech: noun

That which is driven by wind or water and collected in heaps; overbearing power or influence; tendency; aim or scope; in mining, a passage cut between shaft and shaft, called the driftway.

part of speech: noun

The direction in which anything is driven; a force which drives anything ahead; act or state of being driven; tendency or aim of an act, remark, etc., over bearing influence; a collection of floating matter heaped up by the sea or wind; as, a drift of snow; the direction of a current.

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