Part of speech:
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 obtain despite resistance:
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.
(Comput.) To arrange data or a group of records in a particular way, as chronologically or alphabetically, for more efficient access
To pass through a sieve.
To beat the stems and husks of (grain or cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains or seeds from the straw.
To separate (light) into spectral rays.
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.
the act of separating grain from chaff
Find another word for winnow. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for winnow, like: fan, puff, breath, cull-out, scatter, extract, separate, sift, sort, sieve and thresh.