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According to WordNet, the noun "drift" has 7 sense(s).

111447851 a force that moves something along.

105922651 the pervading meaning or tenor; "caught the general drift of the conversation".

106197664 a general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right".

113469674 the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane).

113469893 a process of linguistic change over a period of time.

109270233 a large mass of material that is heaped up by the wind or by water currents.

103239399 a horizontal (or nearly horizontal) passageway in a mine; "they dug a drift parallel with the vein".

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