adrift


adrift

adverb or adjective \ə-ˈdrift\

of a boat : floating on the water without being tied to anything or controlled by anyone

: without guidance, purpose, or support

: behind by a specified amount in a race, competition, etc.

Full Definition of ADRIFT

1
:  without motive power and without anchor or mooring <a boat adrift on the sea>
2
:  without ties, guidance, or security <people morally adrift>
3
:  free from restraint or support

First Known Use of ADRIFT

1624

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