What does driftwood mean?

Definitions for driftwood
ˈdrɪftˌwʊddrift·wood

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word driftwood.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. driftwood(noun)

    wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore

Wiktionary

  1. driftwood(Noun)

    Floating piece of wood that drifts with the current

  2. driftwood(Noun)

    Such a piece of wood that has been cast ashore

  3. Origin: drift + wood

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driftwood(noun)

    wood drifted or floated by water

  2. Driftwood(noun)

    fig.: Whatever is drifting or floating as on water

Freebase

  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.

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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.

Images & Illustrations of driftwood

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