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Adrift appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Won’t fir dales sever it, net it or rot it? – entire vessel adrift now.
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Definition of the adjective adrift

What does adrift mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: -

  1. aimlessly drifting
  2. afloat on the surface of a body of water
    • example: after the storm the boats were adrift
    • adjective position: predicative adjective (it occurs after a verb that follows the noun)
    • similar: afloat

Alternative definition of the adjective adrift


  1. Floating at random.
  2. (of a seaman) Absent from his watch

Definition of the adverb adrift

What does adrift mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. floating freely; not anchored
    • example: the boat was set adrift
  2. off course, wandering aimlessly
    • example: there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift

Alternative definition of the adverb adrift


  1. In a drifting condition; at the mercy of wind and waves.


  1. "Adrift" is a 2009 Brazilian drama film directed by Heitor Dhalia, starring Camilla Belle and Vincent Cassel. It competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
  2. "Adrift": Soon after her wedding, newlywed Duyen's excitement begins to fade as she realizes her young husband is not only sexually naïve, but overly occupied by his job and doting mother. As her marriage goes unconsummated and her emotional isolation grows, she reaches out to her closest girlfriend, Cam, who secretly desires her, but pushes her into the arms of a dangerous and provocative suitor.
  3. "Adrift" is a 2001 drama film written by Jacqueline Epskamp and directed by Michiel van Jaarsveld.
  4. "Adrift" is a 2013 short documentary-biographical film written and directed by Frederik Depickere.
  5. "Adrift" is a 1993 thriller film written by Graham Flashner, Ed Gernon, Tess Gerritsen and directed by Christian Duguay.
  6. "Adrift" is a film, directed by Elmar Klos & Ján Kadár and written by Elmar Klos, Ján Kadár, Imre Gyöngyössy.
  7. "Adrift" is a 2013 is a short documentary adventure film directed by Simon Christen.
  8. "Adrift" is a short film.
    • country: Canada
    • language: English Language
    • released in
  9. "Adrift" is a 2012 drama film directed by Fernando Pacheco.
  10. "Adrift" is a film, directed by Tom Curran.


  1. "Adrift" is a book by Tristan Jones.
    • genres: Autobiography, Biography
    • subjects: Travel, Geography, Wales, Sports, Recreation
  2. "Adrift" is a book by Allan Baillie.
    • also known as "Adrift! (Gryphon Books)"
    • genres: Children's literature, Fiction
    • subject: English Literature


"Adrift" is an artwork by Josephine Wall.


  1. "Adrift": The follow-up EP from Eric Lamb is a collection of 4 uniquely different songs than his last CD, 'Mermaids'. In two of them, he has added vocals to tell a story of man's love and addiction to emotion. 'Beneath the Wave' is a haunting melody from the sea with a story of the uncontrollable attraction that a man of the sea has with a mermaid. The tale was written and is told by Eric's wife, Christina Lamb.
  2. "Adrift" is a composition.
  3. "Adrift" is a musical album of Pleq & Hakobune.
    • released in
  4. "Adrift" is a musical single of Kathrin DeBoer & Max Cooper.
    • released on
  5. "Adrift" is a musical EP of Aurvandil & Dead as Dreams.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  6. "Adrift" is a musical album of Nuestros Derechos.
    • released on
  7. "Adrift" is a musical album of Ideation.
    • released on (6 years ago)
  8. "Adrift" is a musical single of Cranes.
    • released on (21 years ago)
  9. "Adrift" is a musical single of Airs.
    • released in
  10. "Adrift" is a musical album of The Blue Project.
    • released in
  11. "Adrift" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  12. "Adrift" is a composition.
  13. "Adrift" is a composition.
  14. "Adrift" is a musical album of Barbara Decesare.
    • released in (9 years ago)
  15. "Adrift" is a musical album of Scott Weinrich.
    • released on (4 years ago)


  1. Adrift is a Tampa, Florida based American heavy rock band featuring Jack Owen, current guitarist for Deicide, formerly of Cannibal Corpse, on guitar. Other members include Kevin Astl on drums, Jen Parker on bass, and vocalist Dean Pskowski.
  2. Adrift is a musical group.
    • albums: "Troya", "Monolito", "Waterloo"
  3. Adrift is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Eyes Adrift.


  1. ADRIFT is a graphical user interface used to create and play text adventures. The name is an acronym for "Adventure Development & Runner - Interactive Fiction Toolkit". The project is solely developed by Campbell Wild.
  2. Adrift is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  3. Adrift is a cataloged instance, musical recording.

Phrases with Adrift

  1. be adrift
  2. Cast Adrift

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adrift

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

someone adrift leave someone in a boat or other craft which has nothing to secure or guide it. abandon or isolate someone. 1998Oldie The various dissenting movements...

Google previewThe Telegraph Dictionary, and Seamen's Signal Book (1845)

Adapted to Signals by Flags Or Other Semaphores; and Arranged for Secret Correspondence, Through Morse's Electro-magnetic Telegraph: for the Use of Commanders of Vessels, Merchants, &c by Henry J. Rogers


Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

2, disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, DIVORCE, PART,, separate, cut loose or off, filter out, break off, segregate; set or keep apart; isolate; estrange, cut adrift, cast off or loose; loose[n], unloose, undo, unbind, unchain, ...

Google previewDictionary of Anonymous and Pseudonymous English Literature: A-C (1926)

by Samuel Halkett, John Laing, James Kennedy, Dennis E. Rhodes

Mus\ London, 1898 ADRIFT in a great city : [a story]. By Margaret E. Winchester [Margaret E. Whatham].

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

by John Ayto

adder admirable adrift advance afraid Africa agreement ahead aid air aisle aitch Aladdin alleclear alley ally. adder deaf as an adder: see DEAF. admirable an admirable Crichton a person who excels in all kinds of studies and pursuits, or who ...

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Quotes about Adrift

In this case it appealed to me partly because it felt close to me in some ways. This is about a confused, bewildered middle class Englishman adrift in smalltown America and that has definitely been me. (Colin Firth)
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Scrabble value of A1D2R1I1F4T1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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