Another word for drift
A tendency in movement
bent, tenor, trend, tendency, end, effort, inclination, course, impulse, impetus, propulsion, aim, scope, tone, goal, push, bias, set, gravity, leaning, progress, conduct, propensity, disposition, bearing, proneness, line, tack, set, spirit; see also direction 1, route 1.
Antonyms indifference*, aimlessness, inertia.
The measure or character of movement
A tunnel following a vein of ore
Another word for driftverb
To move along with or be carried away by the action of water:float, wash. See move
To pass smoothly, quietly, and undisturbed on or as if on a slippery surface:coast, slide. See move
To move about at random, especially over a wide area:gad, gallivant, meander, peregrinate, ramble, range, roam, rove, stray, traipse, wander. See move
To put into a disordered pile:bank1, heap, hill, lump1, mound, pile (up), stack. See order
A group of things gathered haphazardly:agglomeration, bank1, cumulus, heap, hill, mass, mess, mound, mountain, pile, shock2, stack, tumble. See order
Something suggestive of running water:current, flood, flow, flux, rush, spate, stream, surge, tide. See move
The general sense or significance, as of an action or statement:amount, burden2, import, purport, substance, tenor. Idioms: sum and substance, sum total. See meaning
The thread or current of thought uniting or occurring in all the elements of a text or discourse:aim, burden2, intent, meaning, purport, substance, tendency, tenor, thrust. See meaning