be carried slowly by a current of air or water.
"the cabin cruiser started to drift downstream"
synonyms: be carried, be carried (away/along), be borne, be wafted;
(especially of snow or leaves) be blown into heaps by the wind.
"fallen leaves start to drift in the gutters"
synonyms: pile up, bank up, heap up, accumulate, gather, form heaps/drifts, amass
"snow had drifted deep over the path"
a continuous slow movement from one place to another.
"there was a drift to the towns"
synonyms: movement, shift, flow, transfer, transferral, relocation, gravitation
"there was a drift from the country to the urban areas"
the general intention or meaning of an argument or someone's remarks.
"maybe I'm too close to the forest to see the trees, if you catch my drift"
synonyms: gist, essence, core, meaning, sense, thesis, substance, significance, signification;