Adrift definition

ə-drĭft
Without direction or purpose.
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Drifting or floating freely; not anchored.
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Without any particular aim or purpose.
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(of a seaman) Absent from his watch.
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So on the sea shall be set adrift. --Dryden.

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(chiefly UK, often with of) Behind one's opponents, or below a required threshold in terms of score, number or position.

The team were six points adrift of their rivals.

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In a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves.
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The definition of adrift is someone or something moving aimlessly without power, direction or restrictions.

A boat that is floating on the water with no means of steering or stopping is an example of being adrift.

A person who has no career plans or goals may be an example of a person who is adrift.

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Floating freely without being steered; not anchored; drifting.
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Origin of adrift

  • Prefix a- (for on) + drift.

    From Wiktionary