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
ADRIFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of adrift for English Language Learners
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.
ADRIFT Defined for Kids
Definition of adrift for Students
: in a drifting state <a ship adrift in the storm> <Boats floated adrift.>
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