Definitions for: Winnow

[n] the act of separating grain from chaff; "the winnowing was done by women"
[v] remove by a current of air, as of chaff
[v] treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated, as of grain
[v] separate from chaff; of grain; "She stood there winnowing all day in the field"
[v] blow on; "The wind was winnowing her hair"

Webster (1913) Definition: Win"now, v. i.
To separate chaff from grain.

Winnow not with every wind. --Ecclus. v.

Synonyms: fan, sifting, winnowing

See Also: fan, process, remove, separation, sieve, sift, strain, take, take away, treat, withdraw

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