from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Drifting or floating freely; not anchored.
- adv. Without direction or purpose: "The report is about people in their twenties and how alienated and adrift they feel” ( Tom Shales).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Floating at random.
- adj. Absent from his watch.
- adj. Behind one's opponents, or below a required threshold in terms of score, number or position.
- adv. In a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. Floating at random; in a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves. Also fig.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Floating at random; not fastened by any kind of moorings; at the mercy of winds and currents.
- Hence Figuratively, swayed by any chance impulse; all abroad; at a loss.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. floating freely; not anchored
- adv. off course, wandering aimlessly
- adj. afloat on the surface of a body of water
- adj. aimlessly drifting
Prefix a- (for on) + drift. (Wiktionary)