be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current; "snow drifting several feet high"; "sand drifting like snow"
be subject to fluctuation; "The stock market drifted upward"
a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein"
drive slowly and far afield for grazing; "drift the cattle herds westwards"
the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation"
cause to be carried by a current; "drift the boats downstream"
a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to