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drift·wood

 (drĭft′wo͝od′)
n.
Wood floating in or washed up by a body of water.

driftwood

(ˈdrɪftˌwʊd)
n
(Environmental Science) wood floating on or washed ashore by the sea or other body of water

drift•wood

(ˈdrɪftˌwʊd)

n.
1. wood floating on a body of water or cast ashore by it.
2. such wood adapted for use in interior decoration.
adj.
3. of, pertaining to, or made of driftwood.
[1605–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.driftwood - wood that is floating or that has been washed ashoredriftwood - wood that is floating or that has been washed ashore
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
Translations
خَشَب الشاطِئ
naplavené dříví
drivtømmer
uszadékfa
rekaviîur
naplavené drevo
suyun süreklediği odun parçaları

driftwood

[ˈdrɪftwʊd] Nmadera f de deriva

driftwood

[ˈdrɪftwʊd] nbois m flotté

driftwood

[ˈdrɪftwud] nlegno portato dalla corrente

drift

(drift) noun
1. a heap of something driven together, especially snow. His car stuck in a snowdrift.
2. the direction in which something is going; the general meaning. I couldn't hear you clearly, but I did catch the drift of what you said.
verb
1. to (cause to) float or be blown along. Sand drifted across the road; The boat drifted down the river.
2. (of people) to wander or live aimlessly. She drifted from job to job.
ˈdrifter noun
1. a fishing-boat that uses a net which floats near the surface of the water.
2. a person who drifts.
ˈdriftwood noun
wood floating on or cast up on the shore by the sea. We made a fire with driftwood.
References in periodicals archive ?
But reclaimed woods and driftwoods have held their own, and their popularity has even slightly gone up.
I figure the white has to phase out eventually, and the reclaimed and driftwoods are going to step up even more then.
Whether you fancy trying your hand at topiary, or simply making use of driftwood from the beach there are loads of ideas to choose from.