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Meaning & Definition of Adrift in English

English

Adrift

/ədrɪft/

adjective

1. Aimlessly drifting

    synonym:
  • adrift(p)
  • ,
  • afloat(p)
  • ,
  • aimless
  • ,
  • directionless
  • ,
  • planless
  • ,
  • rudderless
  • ,
  • undirected

2. Afloat on the surface of a body of water

  • "After the storm the boats were adrift"
    synonym:
  • adrift(p)

adverb

1. Floating freely

  • Not anchored
  • "The boat wasset adrift"
    synonym:
  • adrift

2. Off course, wandering aimlessly

  • "There was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift"
    synonym:
  • adrift

Examples of using

The mast broke and our ship went adrift.