adrift

If something's adrift, it's floating, not tied down or anchored. A raft that's adrift on a river will float downstream.

If a ship goes adrift, it meanders off course, simply traveling with the water rather than on a charted course. Likewise, if you feel your life has gone figuratively adrift, you may have lost track of your plans and feel like you're wandering without a purpose. The word adrift comes from the sense of drift that means "a slow movement from one place to another," from an Old Norse root word.

Definitions of adrift
1

adj afloat on the surface of a body of water

“after the storm the boats were adrift
Synonyms:
afloat
borne on the water; floating

adj aimlessly drifting

Synonyms:
afloat, aimless, directionless, planless, rudderless, undirected
purposeless
not evidencing any purpose or goal

adv floating freely; not anchored

“the boat wasset adrift

adv off course, wandering aimlessly

“there was a search for beauty that had somehow gone adrift

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