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n The act or motion of drifting; the force which impels or drives; an overpowering influence or impulse.
n A place (a ford) along a river where the water is shallow enough to permit crossing to the opposite side.
n The tendency of an act, argument, course of conduct, or the like; object aimed at or intended; intention; hence, also, import or meaning of a sentence or discourse; aim.
n That which is driven, forced, or urged along
n Anything driven at random.
n A mass of matter which has been driven or forced onward together in a body, or thrown together in a heap, etc., especially by wind or water; as, a drift of snow, of ice, of sand, and the like.
n A collection of loose earth and rocks, or boulders, which have been distributed over large portions of the earth's surface, especially in latitudes north of forty degrees, by the retreat of continental glaciers, such as that which buries former river valleys and creates young river valleys.
n A slightly tapered tool of steel for enlarging or shaping a hole in metal, by being forced or driven into or through it; a broach.
n A tool used in driving down compactly the composition contained in a rocket, or like firework.
n The distance through which a current flows in a given time.
n (nautical) The angle which the line of a ship's motion makes with the meridian, in drifting.
n (nautical) The distance to which a vessel is carried off from her desired course by the wind, currents, or other causes.
n (nautical) The place in a deep-waisted vessel where the sheer is raised and the rail is cut off, and usually terminated with a scroll, or driftpiece.
n The distance between the two blocks of a tackle.
n The difference between the size of a bolt and the hole into which it is driven, or between the circumference of a hoop and that of the mast on which it is to be driven.
v To move slowly, pushed by currents of water, air, etc.
v To deviate gently from the intended direction of travel.