What does driftwood mean?

Definitions for driftwood
ˈdrɪftˌwʊddrift·wood

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driftwoodnoun

    wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore

Wiktionary

  1. driftwoodnoun

    Floating piece of wood that drifts with the current

  2. driftwoodnoun

    Such a piece of wood that has been cast ashore

  3. Etymology: drift + wood

Wikipedia

  1. Driftwood

    Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. In some waterfront areas, driftwood is a major nuisance. However, the driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish and other aquatic species as it floats in the ocean. Gribbles, shipworms and bacteria decompose the wood and gradually turn it into nutrients that are reintroduced to the food web. Sometimes, the partially decomposed wood washes ashore, where it also shelters birds, plants, and other species. Driftwood can become the foundation for sand dunes. Most driftwood is the remains of trees, in whole or part, that have been washed into the ocean, due to flooding, high winds, or other natural occurrences, or as the result of logging. There is also a subset of driftwood known as drift lumber. Drift lumber includes the remains of man-made wooden objects, such as buildings and their contents washed into the sea during storms, wooden objects discarded into the water from shore, dropped dunnage or lost cargo from ships (jetsam), and the remains of shipwrecked wooden ships and boats (flotsam). Erosion and wave action may make it difficult or impossible to determine the origin of a particular piece of driftwood. Driftwood can be used as part of decorative furniture or other art forms, and is a popular element in the scenery of fish tanks.

ChatGPT

  1. driftwood

    Driftwood refers to wood or other plant debris that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river through the action of winds, tides or waves. It can be used as a shelter or food by various organisms or as a decorative material in crafts and furniture.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driftwoodnoun

    wood drifted or floated by water

  2. Driftwoodnoun

    fig.: Whatever is drifting or floating as on water

Wikidata

  1. Driftwood

    Driftwood is wood that has been washed onto a shore or beach of a sea, lake, or river by the action of winds, tides or waves. It is a form of marine debris or tidewrack. In some waterfront areas, driftwood is a major nuisance. However, the driftwood provides shelter and food for birds, fish and other aquatic species as it floats in the ocean. Gribbles, shipworms and bacteria decompose the wood and gradually turn it into nutrients that are reintroduced to the food web. Sometimes, the partially decomposed wood washes ashore, where it also shelters birds, plants, and other species. Driftwood can become the foundation for sand dunes. Most driftwood is the remains of trees, in whole or part, that have been washed into the ocean, due to flooding, high winds, or other natural occurrences, or as the result of logging. There is also a subset of driftwood known as drift lumber. Drift lumber includes the remains of man-made wooden objects, such as, buildings and their contents washed into the sea during storms, wooden objects discarded into the water from shore, dropped dunnage or lost cargo from ships, and the remains of shipwrecked wooden ships and boats. Erosion and wave action may make it difficult or impossible to determine the origin of a particular piece of driftwood.

Rap Dictionary

  1. driftwood

    Driftwood Avenue is a residential thoroughfare in the heart of Jane and Finch in Toronto, Canada. Running north/west from Finch Ave. West to Jane Street, Driftwood is home to many high-rises and clustered rows of subsidized housing separated by middle-class houses. Driftwood Court is located closer to Jane Street, north of Finch Ave. West and has been the scene of many gang related shootings over the past years. Driftwood Court is a geared to income community made up of rows of 3 story town houses inhabited by many new Canadians; most prevalent being those of Caribbean and Hispanic descent. Police claim that this area had long been territory claimed by the Up-Top Driftwood Crips whose members have on-going tensions with communities aligned with the Bloods gang located south of Finch Ave. West. Driftwood Avenue has become separated into two distinct sections by its residence (mainly among the youths) due to past conflicts between gangs from neighbouring housing complexes. Up-Top comprises anything north of Finch Ave. West, particularly Driftwood Court, Shoreham Court and Gosford Boulevard. Down-Bottom: Anything south of Finch Ave. West, including the housing on Driftwood Avenue at Grandravine Drive, Yorkwoods Gate, Firgrove Cres., Yellowstone St., and The Grassways. News Shots Fired, Stabbing In Driftwood 2 Arrested in Jane/Finch Shooting Toronto's 8th Homicide Victim In Driftwood Teen Shot in Driftwood Court Police Identify Latest Driftwood Murder Victim Police Seek Help In Solving Driftwood Homicide Man Slain In Driftwood Area Police Arrest More Than 60 Suspected Gang Members In Driftwood Court Police Probe Shooting Death In Driftwood Area

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of driftwood in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of driftwood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of driftwood in a Sentence

  1. Kirby Wright:

    Bone-white driftwood maroons on the sand. Dunes wall in the strand. An island offshore is an overturned teacup. The gulls have abandoned the sea for the roof of the Surf Club.

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