Definitions For Drift


  • A horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine
  • The pervading meaning or tenor
  • A general tendency to change (as of opinion)
  • A large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents
  • A force that moves something along
  • The gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)
  • A process of linguistic change over a period of time
  • A slow and gradual movement or change from one place, condition, etc., to another
  • A large pile of snow or sand that has been blown by the wind
  • The general or basic meaning of something said or written


  • Be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current
  • Be subject to fluctuation
  • Drive slowly and far afield for grazing
  • Cause to be carried by a current
  • Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • Be in motion due to some air or water current
  • Move in an unhurried fashion
  • Wander from a direct course or at random
  • Live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
  • Vary or move from a fixed point or course
  • To move slowly on water, wind, etc.
  • To form a pile by being blown by the wind : to form a drift
  • To move smoothly or easily in a way that is not planned or guided

Is Drift a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Drift is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Drift in a Sentence

  • The slow drift of the clouds
  • As she got older, you could observe a drift in her writing towards more serious subjects.
  • The government's drift towards a centralization of power
  • The boat slowly drifted out to sea.
  • The clouds drifted across the sky.
  • The snow drifted against the side of the house.

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Antonyms for Drift

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