Part of speech:
To cause to be distinct or different:
Sift is defined as to pass through a sorting device like a screen to sort, separate or carefully examine.
To blow in puffs, as the wind
To be in a state of motion, as air
select desirable parts from a group or list
To separate (light) into spectral rays.
To obtain despite resistance:
(Comput.) To arrange data or a group of records in a particular way, as chronologically or alphabetically, for more efficient access
To get rid of; remove:
To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue.
To pass through a sieve.
the act of separating grain from chaff
Find another word for winnow. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for winnow, like: winnowing, fan, scatter, separate, sift, puff, breath, cull-out, thresh, chaff and disperse.