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Correct spelling:
drift
Definition:
To be floated along: to be driven into heaps.

What does the acronym drift stand for?

DRIFT abbreviation definitions:
–  diffuse reflection infrared Fourier transform
–  diffuse reflectance IR Fourier transform

Synonyms:

noun
accumulation
bunch, deposit, shock, clump, bank, stack, lot, parcel, mound, mountain, heap, bundle, set, batch, pile, mass, alluvion, cluster, hill.
changes
shake up, effect, alteration, reform, adjustment, transformation, evolution, correction.
deflection
departure, divergence, refraction, variation, aberration, deviation, diffraction, digression, deflection, shift.
direction
that-a-way, region, point of compass.
drift
heading, swan, freewheel, gallery, ramble, roam, movement, rove, range, vagabond, impetus, purport, stray, wander, impulsion, cast, trend.
effect
efficacies, efficacy, imprint.
end
where one's heading.
flood
outpouring, torrents, tsunamis, outgushing, flood, surplus, tsunami, Drencher, glut, niagaras.
hillock
hillock.
importance
weightiness.
intention
impulsion, impulsions.
knoll
knoll.
meaning
gist, topic, intent, implication, definition, thrust, pith, crux, denotation, tenor, connotation, explanation, significance, message, purpose, indication, point, relevance, meaning, interpretation, upshot, description, subject.
meaning, significance of communication
gist, end, direction, implication, design, intention, progression, tenor, tendency, import, progress, scope, object, significance, aim, purport.
motion
locomotion, changings, full swing, waverings, dynamics, motility, motion, stirrings, kinetics, motilities.
mound
anthill, tumulus, molehills, molehill, anthills, Tumuli.
mountain
crag, sierras, pike, tons, Volcanoes, volcano, mountains, ton, sierra, volcanos, crags.
object
drift.
occurrence
incidence.
phenomenon
impulsion, drift, impetus.
process
drift.
sense
rationality, denotatiton, rationalness, sense.
stack
sheaf, Sheaves.
state of mind
temper.
stream
Becks, Rindle, runnel, streams, beck, runnels, Tributaries, spritz.
substance
Virtuality, way of it, staples, general meaning.
tendency
turnings.
thought
thought.
tide
whirlpool.
verb
change
drift.
contact
drift.
deflect
refract, digress, diffract, deflect, wander, depart, vary, deviate, diverge.
motion
stray, drift, err.
move aimlessly
float, be carried along, linger, skim, malinger, sail, wander, coast, scud, accumulate, slide, meander, gallivant, gravitate, flit, go with the tide, muck, stroll, stray, saunter, tend, amass, wash, kick around, ride, gad, amble, flitter, flicker, waft, draw near, dance, gather, mosey, go-that-a-way, flow, hover, flutter.
navigate
guide, sail, cruise, navigate, pilot, maneuver, float.
stative
drift.
travel
journey, rove, trek, roam, voyage, travel.
Examples of usage:
  1. Her sense of loneliness increased as she watched more than one pair of lovers gradually drift off and settle themselves down somewhere out of sight. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  2. Having placed our vessels in a position from which they could not fail to drift down on the enemy, we were to set fire to them, and then, jumping into our boats, pull away for our lives. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. That makes it safe for us to take the main drift and see where it leads. – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  4. The return tide may drift him back, but he may be carried too far down for that. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  5. Anyway, we can drift down stream if we can't steam up stream, and that will take us out of this mess. – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
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