HyperDic: winnow

English > 5 senses of the word winnow:
VERBcontactwinnowseparate the chaff from by using air currents
motionwinnowblow on
cognitionwinnow, cull outselect desirable parts from a group or list
changewinnow, fanblow away or off with a current of air
NOUNactwinnow, winnowing, siftingthe act of separating grain from chaff
winnow > pronunciation
Soundswih'now.
Rhymesalbino ... Zeno: 63 rhymes with now...
English > winnow: 5 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of separating grain from chaff.
Example"the winnowing was done by women"
Synonymswinnowing, sifting
Broaderseparationsorting one thing from others
Spanishacribadura, apaleo, aventamiento, cernido, cernidura, criba
Catalancernuda, garbellament, garbell, porgada
Verbswinnowseparate the chaff from by using air currents
English > winnow: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningseparate the chaff from by using air currents.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Example"She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"
Broadersift, sieve, strainseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
Spanishdesgranzar
Nounswinnow, winnowingthe act of separating grain from chaff
English > winnow: 5 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningblow on.
PatternSomething ----s something
Examples
  • "The wind was winnowing her hair"
  • "the wind winnowed the grass"
Broaderfanagitate the air
Spanishaventar
English > winnow: 5 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningselect desirable parts from a group or list.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants"
Synonymcull out
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishseleccionar
English > winnow: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBlow away or off with a current of air.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"winnow chaff"
Synonymfan
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishahechar
Catalanesventar, ventar, ventejar

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