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winnow

winnow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word winnow

Definition
(noun) the act of separating grain from chaff
Synonyms : sifting , winnowing
Example Sentence
  • the winnowing was done by women

Definition
(verb) separate the chaff from by using air currents
Synonyms : fan
Example Sentence
  • She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

Definition
(verb) blow on
Example Sentence
  • The wind was winnowing her hair
  • the wind winnowed the grass

Definition
(verb) select desirable parts from a group or list
Synonyms : cull out
Example Sentence
  • cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence
  • winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants

Definition
(verb) blow away or off with a current of air
Example Sentence
  • winnow chaff

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for winnow

WINd + NOW = WINNOW so, the blowing wind helps to separate the CHAFF.
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

WIN NOW will separate you from looser
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by mahaveerjain

sounds like binno (hindi)- sift
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by userdce

its like window,when window is opened the chaff or mud or dust will be cleaned or get seperated
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by yasaswi

Win + now... you can win now...or win + owing...owing to something you could win a prize.
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by pushpa_edit

Winnow=Wind the minnow (the lesse one the chalf) form the grain.
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by rakei

winnow = win + now i.e winning is easy when u r good in something...therefore winnow is to separate good things from bad
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by smarty_1028

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