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Overview of noun winnow

The noun winnow has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. winnow, winnowing, sifting

(the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women")

Overview of verb winnow

The verb winnow has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) winnow, fan

(separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field")

2. winnow

(blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair"; "the wind winnowed the grass")

3. cull out, winnow

(select desirable parts from a group or list; "cull out the interesting letters from the poet's correspondence"; "winnow the finalists from the long list of applicants")

4. winnow

(blow away or off with a current of air; "winnow chaff") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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