noun A continuous slow movement from one place to another. (there was a drift to the towns) 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) A large mass of snow, leaves, or other material piled up or carried along by the wind. A horizontal or inclined passage following a mineral vein or coal seam.
verb Be carried slowly by a current of air or water. (the cabin cruiser started to drift downstream) (especially of snow or leaves) be blown into heaps by the wind. (fallen leaves start to drift in the gutters)