adverb see drift II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • driftingly — drift·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • driftingly — adverb Etymology: drifting (I) + ly : in an unguided or random manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • drift — driftingly, adv. driftless, adj. driftlessness, n. /drift/, n. 1. a driving movement or force; impulse; impetus; pressure. 2. Navig. (of a ship) the component of the movement that is due to the force of wind and currents. 3. Oceanog. a broad,… …   Universalium

  • drift — I. noun Etymology: Middle English; akin to Old English drīfan to drive more at drive Date: 14th century 1. a. the act of driving something along b. the flow or the velocity of the current of a river or ocean stream 2. something driven, propelled …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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