Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) drift, impetus, impulsion (a force that moves something along)
- S: (n) drift (the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane))
- S: (n) drift (a process of linguistic change over a period of time)
- S: (n) drift (a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents)
- S: (n) drift, trend, movement (a general tendency to change (as of opinion)) "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
- S: (n) drift, purport (the pervading meaning or tenor) "caught the general drift of the conversation"
- S: (n) drift, heading, gallery (a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine) "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) 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"
- S: (v) drift (vary or move from a fixed point or course) "stock prices are drifting higher"
- S: (v) freewheel, drift (live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely) "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
- S: (v) drift (move in an unhurried fashion) "The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests"
- S: (v) drift (cause to be carried by a current) "drift the boats downstream"
- S: (v) drift (drive slowly and far afield for grazing) "drift the cattle herds westwards"
- S: (v) drift (be subject to fluctuation) "The stock market drifted upward"
- S: (v) 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"