Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun drifting

1 sense of drifting

Sense 1
drifting -- (aimless wandering from place to place)
       => wandering, roving, vagabondage -- (travelling about without any clear destination; "she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb drift

10 senses of drift

Sense 1
float, drift, be adrift, blow -- (be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
stray, err, drift -- (wander from a direct course or at random; "The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her"; "don't drift from the set course")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 3
roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond -- (move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 4
drift -- (vary or move from a fixed point or course; "stock prices are drifting higher")
       => vary -- (be subject to change in accordance with a variable; "Prices vary"; "His moods vary depending on the weather")

Sense 5
freewheel, drift -- (live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school")
       => exist, survive, live, subsist -- (support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day")

Sense 6
drift -- (move in an unhurried fashion; "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests")
       => circulate -- (move around freely; "She circulates among royalty")

Sense 7
drift -- (cause to be carried by a current; "drift the boats downstream")
       => float -- (set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond")

Sense 8
drift -- (drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards")
       => crop, graze, pasture -- (let feed in a field or pasture or meadow)

Sense 9
drift -- (be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 10
drift -- (be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow")
       => accumulate, cumulate, conglomerate, pile up, gather, amass -- (collect or gather; "Journals are accumulating in my office"; "The work keeps piling up")

Antonyms of adj drifting

1 sense of drifting

Sense 1
aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant -- (continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties")

INDIRECT (VIA unsettled) -> settled -- (established in a desired position or place; not moving about; "nomads...absorbed among the settled people"; "settled areas"; "I don't feel entirely settled here"; "the advent of settled civilization")

Similarity of adj drifting

1 sense of drifting

Sense 1
aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant -- (continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties")
       => unsettled (vs. settled) -- (not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle")

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