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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driftingadjective

    aimless wandering from place to place

  2. aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrantadjective

    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. driftingadjective

    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.

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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. David Cameron:

    (The government) has become too focused on narrowly getting the deficit down without being able to say where that should fall other than simply on those who I think can less afford to have that fall on them, i think it is in danger of drifting in a direction that divides society rather than unites it, and that I think is unfair.

  2. H. G. Wells:

    ... when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people ... will hate the new world order ... and will die protesting it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Rick Meckler:

    This market is somewhere between trying to decide the interest rate, oil, dollar question while we await earnings. There's no real earnings out to give it any footing. It's just been drifting back and forth.

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