ALL meanings of adrift

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  • adjective adrift If a boat is adrift, it is floating on the water and is not tied to anything or controlled by anyone. 3
  • adjective adrift If someone is adrift, they feel alone with no clear idea of what they should do. 3
  • adjective adrift If something comes adrift, it is no longer attached to an object that it should be part of. 3
  • graded adjective adrift In sporting competitions, if a team or a player is adrift of their rivals, they are behind them, usually by a specified number of points or by a specified distance. 3
  • graded adjective adrift If something has gone adrift, it is no longer happening in the way that was intended. 3
  • adjective adrift floating without steering or mooring; drifting 3
  • adjective adrift without purpose; aimless 3
  • adjective adrift off course or amiss 3
  • adverb adrift floating freely without being steered; not anchored; drifting 3
  • adverb adrift without any particular aim or purpose 3
  • noun adrift (of a boat or its passengers) floating without being either moored or steered. 1
  • adjective adrift floating, drifting 1
  • adjective adrift without direction 1
  • adverb adrift off course 1
  • adjective adrift Floating at random. 0
  • adjective adrift (of a seaman) Absent from his watch. 0
  • adjective adrift (chiefly Britain, often with of) Behind one's opponents, or below a required threshold in terms of score, number or position. 0
  • adverb adrift In a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves. 0
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