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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drifting(adj)

    aimless wandering from place to place

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant(adj)

    continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another

    "a drifting double-dealer"; "the floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"

Wiktionary

  1. drifting(Adjective)

    Having the property of moving aimlessly or at the mercy of external forces.

    The drifting seaweed went where ever the currents pushed it.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drifting

    of Drift

Freebase

  1. Drifting

    Drifting is a driving technique where the driver intentionally oversteers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels, while maintaining control from entry to exit of a corner. A car is drifting when the rear slip angle is greater than the front slip angle, to such an extent that often the front wheels are pointing in the opposite direction to the turn. As a motorsport discipline, professional drifting competitions are held worldwide and are judged according to the speed, angle and line taken through a corner or set of corners.

How to pronounce drifting?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifting in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drifting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of drifting in a Sentence

  1. Paul Mangiamele:

    What’s happening right now with other brands is an insidious disease called brand drift, these places get new CEOs and new owners with their own ideas who don’t appreciate or respect the culture and components that made these brands highfliers at one time. We’re taking dead aim at Outback Steakhouse because I think their brand is drifting. People are tired of the Bloomin’ Onion. They’re looking for something else in a value-priced steakhouse.

  2. Zeid Raad al-Hussein:

    The notion of ghost ships drifting on autopilot toward the coasts of Europe in the hopes that coast guards will rescue the people on board and the hideous sight of men and women tearing their flesh on barbed-wire fences in a desperate, and sometimes lethal, attempt to clamber into Europe and find a better, more peaceful life: Such scenes are simply intolerable.

  3. Terry Torrison:

    The ECB and OPEC meetings could prove to be a damp squib, which may result in markets drifting a bit lower.

  4. Jim Mattis:

    We never asked for this fight but we are steadfastly committed to seeing it through, we Americans are not made of cotton candy. We’re not seaweed drifting in the current. We are not intimidated by our enemies.

  5. Agustin Carstens:

    If the Fed tightens, it will be due to the fact that they have a perception that inflation is drifting up, but more important that unemployment is falling and the economy is recovering, for us, that is very good news.

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