select desirable parts from a group or list
To cause to be distinct or different:
To blow in puffs, as the wind
To be in a state of motion, as air
To separate (light) into spectral rays.
Sift is defined as to pass through a sorting device like a screen to sort, separate or carefully examine.
To obtain despite resistance:
(Intransitive) To join or associate with others, especially with others of the same kind or species; to agree.
To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue.
To pass through a sieve.
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.)
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, thresh, chaff, cull-out, fan, separate, puff, breath, scatter, disperse and sift.