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Meaning of ADRIFT

Pronunciation:  u'drift

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adv]  off course; "there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift"
 

ADRIFT is a 6 letter word that starts with A.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*drift"\, adv. & a. [Pref. a- (for on) + drift.]
Floating at random; in a drifting condition; at the mercy of
wind and waves. Also fig.

      So on the sea shall be set adrift.       --Dryden.

      Were from their daily labor turned adrift.
                                               --Wordsworth.

 
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