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adrift


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Adrift  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  adrift 
  adj  1:  aimlessly  drifting  [syn:  {adrift(p)},  {afloat(p)},  {aimless}, 
  {directionless},  {planless},  {rudderless},  {undirected}] 
  2:  afloat  on  the  surface  of  a  body  of  water;  "after  the  storm 
  the  boats  were  adrift"  [syn:  {adrift(p)},  {drifting(a)}] 
  adv  :  off  course;  "there  was  a  search  for  beauty  that  had  somehow 
  gone  adrift" 




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