[ adjective ] afloat on the surface of a body of water
"after the storm the boats were adrift"
Used in print(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
For the occasion on which everyone already knows everyone else and the host wishes them to meet one or a_few honored newcomers , then the `` open_house '' system is advantageous because the honored guests are fixed connective points and the drifting guests make and break connections at the door .(Dolores Hitchens, Footsteps in the Night....)
Young_Mrs._Arthur had opened the oven and there was a drifting odor of hot biscuits .