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Definition of Drift

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Adit Ad"it, n. [L. aditus, fr. adire, ?aitum, to go to; ad + ire to go.] 1. An entrance or passage. Specifically: The nearly horizontal opening by which a mine is entered, or by which water and ores are carried away; -- called also drift and tunnel. 2. Admission; approach; access. [R.] Yourself and yours shall have Free adit. --Tennyson.
Drift
Drift Drift, n. 1. (Phys. Geog.) One of the slower movements of oceanic circulation; a general tendency of the water, subject to occasional or frequent diversion or reversal by the wind; as, the easterly drift of the North Pacific. 2. (A["e]ronautics) The horizontal component of the pressure of the air on the sustaining surfaces of a flying machine. The lift is the corresponding vertical component, which sustains the machine in the air.
Drift
Drift Drift, v. t. 1. To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body. --J. H. Newman. 2. To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand. 3. (Mach.) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
Drift
Drift Drift, a. That causes drifting or that is drifted; movable by wind or currents; as, drift currents; drift ice; drift mud. --Kane. Drift anchor. See Sea anchor, and also Drag sail, under Drag, n. Drift epoch (Geol.), the glacial epoch. Drift net, a kind of fishing net. Drift sail. Same as Drag sail. See under Drag, n.

Meaning of Drift from wikipedia

- Look up drift in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Drift or Drifts may refer to: Drift or ford (crossing) of a river Drift (navigation), difference between...
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a 2006 action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the standalone sequel to The Fast...
- The Battle Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War. The successful British defence of the mission...
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- "Drift Away" is a song by Mentor Williams, written in 1970 and originally recorded by British singer Mike Berry on his 1972 album Drift Away. A version...
- Continental drift is the hypothesis, originating in the early 20th century, that Earth's continents move or drift relative to each other over geologic...
- Genetic drift, also known as random genetic drift, allelic drift or the Wright effect, is the change in the frequency of an existing gene variant (allele)...
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- In metalworking, a drift pin, drift pin punch, simply drift, is the name for a tool used for localizing a hammer blow. A drift is smaller in diameter...