Detailed Translations for drifting from English to French


drifting [the ~] nom

  1. the drifting (floating)
    le flottement; la chasse

Translation Matrix for drifting:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
chasse drifting; floating chase; fire; game hunt; hunt; hunting; hunting expedition; hunting party; hunting season; persecution; pursuit; shoot; shooting; shooting party; shooting-season
flottement drifting; floating
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- aimless; floating; vagabond; vagrant
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
chancelant changing; drifting; fluctuating; swinging fluctuating; mentally unstable; ragged; ramshackle; rickety; staggering; swinging; toddling; tottering; unsettled; unstable; unsteady; waddling; wobbling; wobbly; wonky
fluctuant changing; drifting; fluctuating; swinging fluctuating; swinging; wobbling; wobbly
oscillant changing; drifting; fluctuating; swinging fluctuating; meandering; swaying; swinging; twisting; unstable; unsteady; winding; wobbling; wobbly
s'élèvant banking up; drifting; flying up
se répandrant en l'air banking up; drifting; flying up
vacillant changing; drifting; fluctuating; swinging fluctuating; mentally unstable; rickety; staggering; swinging; toddling; tottering; unsettled; unstable; unsteady; waddling; wavering; wobbling; wobbly

Related Words for "drifting":

Synonyms for "drifting":

Related Definitions for "drifting":

  1. continually changing especially as from one abode or occupation to another1
    • a drifting double-dealer1
  2. aimless wandering from place to place1


drift [the ~] nom

  1. the drift (use; purpose; intention; meaning)
    le sens; l'utilité; l'avantage
  2. the drift (tendency)
    la tendance; l'esprit; le sens; la portée; la teneur; la signification; l'intention
  3. the drift
    l'étampe; le poinçon; le chasse-clou
  4. the drift (current)
    le flux; le mouvement; l'entraînement; le courant; le courant maritime

to drift verbe (drifts, drifted, drifting)

  1. to drift (make leeway; go adrift)

Conjugations for drift:

  1. drift
  2. drift
  3. drifts
  4. drift
  5. drift
  6. drift
simple past
  1. drifted
  2. drifted
  3. drifted
  4. drifted
  5. drifted
  6. drifted
present perfect
  1. have drifted
  2. have drifted
  3. has drifted
  4. have drifted
  5. have drifted
  6. have drifted
past continuous
  1. was drifting
  2. were drifting
  3. was drifting
  4. were drifting
  5. were drifting
  6. were drifting
  1. shall drift
  2. will drift
  3. will drift
  4. shall drift
  5. will drift
  6. will drift
continuous present
  1. am drifting
  2. are drifting
  3. is drifting
  4. are drifting
  5. are drifting
  6. are drifting
  1. be drifted
  2. be drifted
  3. be drifted
  4. be drifted
  5. be drifted
  6. be drifted
  1. drift!
  2. let's drift!
  3. drifted
  4. drifting
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for drift:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
avantage drift; intention; meaning; purpose; use advantage; benefit; earnings; economy; fittableness; gain; output; plus point; profit; return; take; upper hand; use; usefulness; utility; value; victory; winning; yield
chasse-clou drift
courant current; drift brook; creek; current; electricity; intellectual propensity; intellectual trend; ocean current; river; rivulet; stream; streamlet
courant maritime current; drift
entraînement current; drift breaking in; college; doctor's practice; drilling; education; experience; practice; practise; qualification; routine; schooling; skill; study; teaching; training
esprit drift; tendency apparition; awareness; belief; brainpower; brilliance; creed; disposition; divine worship; elf; faith; frame of mind; fun; genius; ghost; ghostly apparition; humor; humour; inclination; ingenuity; intellect; intelligence; inventiveness; mental capacity; methylated spirit; mind; mood; nature; phantom; reason; religion; religious conviction; resourcefulness; sense; specter; spectre; spirit; spirits; spook; temper; thought; understanding
flux current; drift Flow dimension member; RSS feed; XML feed; cloud burst; feed; flooding; flow; inundation; rivers; stream; streams; syndicated content; web feed
intention drift; tendency aim; aiming at; aiming for; angle; aspect; attitude; composition; conception; dedication; design; devotion; effort; exertion; goal; idea; intent; intention; interpretation; meaning; notion; objective; opinion; orientation on; outlook; perspective; point of view; purport; purpose; reading; scheme; sense; stand; stature; strive for; substance; target; tendency; tendency toward; tenor; trend; version; view; vision; way of thinking; will; wish
mouvement current; drift gesture; locomotion
poinçon drift alder; attribute; awl; brand; brand name; characteristic; feature; guarantee; hallmark; impress; imprint; property; punch; seal; security; stamp; trademark; trait; warrant
portée drift; tendency composition; earshot; hearing; intent; intention; meaning; purport; purpose; range; reach; reach of clicks; scope; sense; size; span; stature; stave; substance; tendency; tenor; volume; width
sens drift; intention; meaning; purpose; tendency; use circumference; compassion; composition; course; dimension; direction; emotion; establishment; excitement; extent; feeling; importance; institute; institution; intent; intention; meaning; measure; organ of sense; passion; purport; purpose; sense; sense organ; sentiment; significance; size; stature; substance; tendency; tenor; touch; weight
signification drift; tendency circumference; dimension; extent; importance; inclination; intent; meaning; measure; purport; sense; significance; signification; size; stature; tendency; tenor; trend; weight
tendance drift; tendency drive; fashion; frame of mind; humor; humour; impulse; inclination; instinct; meaning; mood; orientation on; purport; sense; signification; temper; tendency; tendency toward; tenor; trend; urge
teneur drift; tendency size; volume
utilité drift; intention; meaning; purpose; use advisability; appropriateness; benefit; desirability; fittableness; profit; relevance; use; usefulness; utility; value
étampe drift
- gallery; heading; impetus; impulsion; movement; purport; trend
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
se clochardiser drift; go adrift; make leeway be slovenly; decay morally; neglect; spoil
se dégrader drift; go adrift; make leeway backslide; be slovenly; come to; decay morally; degenerate; end in; go to seed; lead to; neglect; result in; spoil; turn out to be
- be adrift; blow; err; float; freewheel; stray
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
mouvement movement
ModifierRelated TranslationsOther Translations
courant acceptable; circulating; common; commonly; continuous; current; customary; fluent; fluently; habitual; jogging; mean; non stop; normal; ordinarily; ordinary; pedestrian; plain; present; quite common; running; running a race; smooth; streaming; trough; usual; vile

Related Words for "drift":

Synonyms for "drift":

Related Definitions for "drift":

  1. a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine1
    • they dug a drift parallel with the vein1
  2. the pervading meaning or tenor1
    • caught the general drift of the conversation1
  3. a general tendency to change (as of opinion)1
  4. a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents1
  5. a force that moves something along1
  6. the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane)1
  7. a process of linguistic change over a period of time1
  8. be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current1
    • snow drifting several feet high1
    • sand drifting like snow1
  9. be subject to fluctuation1
    • The stock market drifted upward1
  10. drive slowly and far afield for grazing1
    • drift the cattle herds westwards1
  11. cause to be carried by a current1
    • drift the boats downstream1
  12. be in motion due to some air or water current1
    • the boat drifted on the lake1
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea1
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore1
  13. move in an unhurried fashion1
    • The unknown young man drifted among the invited guests1
  14. wander from a direct course or at random1
    • don't drift from the set course1
  15. live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely1
    • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school1
  16. vary or move from a fixed point or course1
    • stock prices are drifting higher1

Wiktionary Translations for drift:

  1. to deviate gently from the intended direction of travel
  2. to move haphazardly without any destination
  3. to move slowly, pushed by currents of water, air, etc
  1. act or motion of drifting
  1. (Marine) Écart, déviation entre le cap effectivement suivi par un navire ou un aéroplane et le cap initialement fixé.
  1. Dévier un vaisseau de sa route

Cross Translation:
drift dériver abdriften — durch eine Strömung, durch Wind vom ursprünglichen Kurs abkommen
drift dériver driften — (intransitiv) im übertragenen Sinne: unmerklich in eine bestimmte, zumeist verpönte Situation oder Geisteshaltung geraten
drift dériver; aller en drive; aller en dérive driften — (intransitiv) Seemannssprache: auf dem Wasser treiben
drift flotter treibenHilfsverb sein: sich passiv mit der Strömung fortbewegen

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