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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. Scott C. Holstad:

    Ashes keep drifting onto my paper, charcoal snowflakes on a minefield of blanks, words bouncing around off each other uttering impotent images of sight sound terror life crying for recognition, narcissistic eunuchs reflecting my face, ruining the snowfield.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Republican Party:

    We’re certainly drifting back to the Fear City days of the ‘80s and early ’90s before Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor and turned all that around with quality-of-life initiatives, zero tolerance and utilizing the broken windows theory.

  5. Jeffrey Savage:

    What we're hearing from these people is that they've been stuck out at sea for weeks and months and then the smugglers just deserted them, left them with very little food and water, no fuel for the engines, so they're drifting.

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