winnow

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That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain
To separate, sift, analyze, or test in this manner

They winnowed the losers from the winners.

To blow upon or toss about by blowing; to set in motion as with a fan or wings
To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter
To subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff
{v} to fan, sift, part, separate, examin
blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair"
{i} act of winnowing; device for winnowing grain
blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair
If you winnow a group of things or people, you reduce its size by separating the ones that are useful or relevant from the ones that are not. Administration officials have winnowed the list of candidates to three. to make a list, group, or quantity smaller by getting rid of the things that you do not need or want = whittle down
Figuratively, to subject to a process analogous to the winnowing of grain; to separate into parts according to kind; to sift; to analyze or scrutinize carefully; to examine; to test
To separate, expel, or disperse by or as by fanning or blowing; to sift or weed out; to separate or distinguish, as one thing from another
To fan; set in motion by means of wind; specifically, to expose (grain) to a current of air in order to separate and drive off chaff, refuse particles, etc
the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
To separate, and drive off, the chaff from by means of wind; to fan; as, to winnow grain
To blow upon; to toss about by blowing
{f} separate the grain from the chaff; separate the good from the bad; blow through; scatter; blow over; sift through, select the desirable parts
the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women" remove by a current of air; "winnow chaff" treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated; "winnow grain" separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field" blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair
To beat with wings, or as with wings
To free or separate grain or the like from chaff or refuse matter, usually by means of wind
To separate chaff from grain
To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as bad from good
To set in motion or vibration; to beat as with a fan or wings
remove by a current of air; "winnow chaff"
separate from chaff; "She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
To pursue or accomplish with a waving or flapping motion, as of wings
treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated; "winnow grain"
winnow sheet
A sheet set up under the winnowing basket or machine to catch any seed which falls
winnow the wheat from the chaff
Alternative form of separate the wheat from the chaff
winnow out
If you winnow out part of a group of things or people, you identify the part that is not useful or relevant and the part that is. The committee will need to winnow out the nonsense and produce more practical proposals if it is to achieve results Time has winnowed out certain of the essays as superior
winnowing
The act of separating chaff from grain
winnowed
past of winnow
winnower
Winsome
winnower
A windrow
winnower
One who winnows
winnower
The period of decay, old age, death, or the like
winnower
One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine
winnower
To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida
winnower
Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted
winnower
The characteristic of being winsome; attractiveness of manner
winnower
The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year
winnower
Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant
winnower
The act of one who, or that which, winnows
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To keep, fee
winnowing
The characteristic of being winsome; attractiveness of manner
winnowing
To keep, fee
winnowing
Winsome
winnowing
To pass the winter; to hibernate; as, to winter in Florida
winnowing
A windrow
winnowing
The act of one who, or that which, winnows
winnowing
One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine
winnowing
the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
winnowing
Causing joy or pleasure; gladsome; pleasant
winnowing
The season of the year in which the sun shines most obliquely upon any region; the coldest season of the year
winnowing
Cheerful; merry; gay; light-hearted
winnowing
present participle of winnow
winnowing
The period of decay, old age, death, or the like
winnows
plural of winnow
winnows
third-person singular of winnow
winnow

    Silbentrennung

    win·now

    Türkische aussprache

    wînō

    Aussprache

    /ˈwəˌnō/ /ˈwɪˌnoʊ/

    Etymologie

    [ 'wi-(")nO ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English winewen, from Old English windwian to fan, winnow; akin to Old High German wintOn to fan, Latin vannus winnowing fan, ventus wind; more at WIND.

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