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ADRIFT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does adrift mean? 

ADRIFT (adjective)
  The adjective ADRIFT has 2 senses:

1. aimlessly drifting
2. afloat on the surface of a body of water

  Familiarity information: ADRIFT used as an adjective is rare.


ADRIFT (adverb)
  The adverb ADRIFT has 2 senses:

1. floating freely; not anchored
2. off course, wandering aimlessly

  Familiarity information: ADRIFT used as an adverb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ADRIFT (adjective)


Sense 1adrift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Aimlessly drifting

Synonyms:

undirected; rudderless; planless; directionless; aimless; afloat; adrift

Similar:

purposeless (not evidencing any purpose or goal)


Sense 2adrift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Afloat on the surface of a body of water

Context example:

after the storm the boats were adrift

Similar:

afloat (borne on the water; floating)


ADRIFT (adverb)


Sense 1adrift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Floating freely; not anchored

Context example:

the boat wasset adrift

Pertainym:

adrift (afloat on the surface of a body of water)


Sense 2adrift [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Off course, wandering aimlessly

Context example:

there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift

Pertainym:

adrift (aimlessly drifting)


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