Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Wood floating in or washed up by a body of water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Floating piece of wood that drifts with the current
  • n. Such a piece of wood that has been cast ashore

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Wood drifted or floated by water.
  • n. Fig.: Whatever is drifting or floating as on water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Wood drifted or floated by water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore

Etymologies

drift + wood (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He has since gone on to become a renowned silversmith, and my mother has gone on to live with the risen Christ, but I think of that creche ... truth and reality shine through that night, even in driftwood and stone.

    mangeoire - French Word-A-Day

  • This patch of garden is so difficult to grow things in, the driftwood was a good addition.

    In Need Of A Focal Point « Fairegarden

  • It is just to explain the lack of clarity in the image showing the driftwood, which is attached with copper wire to a metal electrical conduit pipe found under the garage deck.

    In Need Of A Focal Point « Fairegarden

  • These are usually of driftwood, which is brought by the ocean currents from the Yukon.

    The Dance Festivals of the Alaskan Eskimo

  • In the reception area, a low-slung sectional upholstered in tufted white leather is decidedly Nordic, while pale oak cabinetry recalls driftwood lying on a frozen shore.

    Interior Design Industry News

  • So, one would expect "marine debris" to encompass natural, biodegradable material such as driftwood, kelp, seagrass, leaves and coconuts.

    Wallace J Nichols: Cleaning Up the Language Around Ocean Pollution

  • Someone challenged me with "driftwood," which yielded a porn site.

    September 2005

  • This fire was made of that peculiar kind of driftwood whose flames show marvellous rainbow tints.

    Patty in Paris

  • Kelly Wearstler, who matched the scenic natural beauty of the area with sculptural and organic elements such as driftwood, rattan, travertine and hand-carved sculptures.

    Luxist

  • Instead of just flowers, it's now popular to include colorful backgrounds and interesting objects such as driftwood, Anderson said.

    greatfallstribune.com - Local News

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