1. [syn: aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond, vagrant]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Drift \Drift\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drifted; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To float or be driven along by, or as by, a current of
water or air; as, the ship drifted astern; a raft drifted
ashore; the balloon drifts slowly east.
We drifted o'er the harbor bar. -- Coleridge.
2. To accumulate in heaps by the force of wind; to be driven
into heaps; as, snow or sand drifts.
3. (mining) to make a drift; to examine a vein or ledge for
the purpose of ascertaining the presence of metals or
ores; to follow a vein; to prospect. [U.S.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: continually changing especially as from one abode or
occupation to another; "a drifting double-dealer"; "the
floating population"; "vagrant hippies of the sixties"
[syn: aimless, drifting, floating, vagabond,
n 1: aimless wandering from place to place
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "drifting":
ascending, axial, back, back-flowing, backward, circumforaneous,
descending, discursive, divagatory, down-trending, downward,
errant, flitting, floating, flowing, fluent, flying, footloose,
footloose and fancy-free, fugitive, gadding, going, gypsy-like,
gypsyish, gyrational, gyratory, landloping, meandering,
migrational, migratory, mounting, nomad, nomadic, passing,
plunging, progressive, rambling, ranging, reflowing, refluent,
regressive, retrogressive, rising, roaming, rotary, rotational,
rotatory, roving, running, rushing, shifting, sideward, sinking,
soaring, straggling, straying, streaming, strolling, traipsing,
transient, transitory, transmigratory, up-trending, upward,
vagabond, vagrant, wandering