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1. continental

adjective. ['ˌkɑːntəˈnɛntəl, ˌkɑːntəˈnɛnəl'] being or concerning or limited to a continent especially the continents of North America or Europe.

Synonyms

  • transcontinental

Antonyms

  • worldwide
  • world-wide

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Rhymes with Continental Drift

  • credithrift
  • fork-lift
  • adrift
  • thrift
  • swift
  • stiffed
  • sniffed
  • shrift
  • clift
  • tift
  • tifft
  • sift
  • shift
  • riffed
  • miffed
  • lift
  • gift

Sentences with continental-drift


1. Noun Phrase
Piece-by-piece the evidence fell into place, and now continental drift is an established fact.

2. Noun Phrase
At the time of Wegener's death in 1930 his theory of continental drift was not widely accepted.

3. Noun Phrase
Plate tectonics is significant because it explains how continental drift can occur.

4. Noun Phrase
Some geologists believe convection currents within the earth are a contributing cause of volcanoes, earthquakes and continental drift.

2. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] be in motion due to some air or water current.

Synonyms

  • travel
  • tide
  • stream
  • waft
  • be adrift
  • go
  • locomote
  • blow
  • float

Antonyms

  • come
  • begin
  • go off
  • stop

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. drift

noun. ['ˈdrɪft'] a force that moves something along.

Synonyms

  • impetus
  • impulsion

Antonyms

  • incapability
  • disarrange
  • starve

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] wander from a direct course or at random.

Synonyms

  • vagabond
  • travel
  • roam
  • rove
  • locomote
  • err
  • ramble
  • wander
  • go
  • tramp
  • stray
  • range
  • swan
  • cast
  • roll

Antonyms

  • found
  • keep down
  • levitation
  • gravitation

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.

Synonyms

  • tramp
  • roll
  • vagabond
  • maunder
  • locomote
  • range
  • move
  • swan
  • roam
  • ramble
  • go
  • stray
  • rove
  • jazz around
  • err
  • gallivant
  • wander
  • cast
  • travel

Antonyms

  • disclaim
  • be born
  • survive
  • function

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. drift

noun. ['ˈdrɪft'] the gradual departure from an intended course due to external influences (as a ship or plane).

Synonyms

  • natural process
  • activity
  • action
  • leeway

Antonyms

  • converge
  • enter
  • hop out
  • push

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. drift

noun. ['ˈdrɪft'] the pervading meaning or tenor.

Synonyms

  • tenor
  • purport

Antonyms

  • settled
  • descend
  • linger

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] be piled up in banks or heaps by the force of wind or a current.

Synonyms

  • cumulate
  • gather
  • amass
  • accumulate
  • pile up

Antonyms

  • wind
  • back
  • behave
  • discontinue

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] move in an unhurried fashion.

Synonyms

  • circulate

Antonyms

  • no-go
  • continual

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. drift

verb. ['ˈdrɪft'] vary or move from a fixed point or course.

Antonyms

  • motionlessness

Etymology

  • drift (Middle English (1100-1500))
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