verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of winnow
OTHER WORDS FROM winnowwin·now·er, nounun·win·nowed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for winnow
This accomplished, the grain is freed from chaff by tossing it in a winnower.The Wild Tribes of Davao District, Mindanao|Fay-Cooper Cole
The medium takes the head-axe, and then the two women take hold of the winnower with their free hands.
The sale of his “Winnower” had brought him five hundred francs, and these five hundred francs gave him courage to defy the world.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 2 (of 4)|Richard Muther
So Millet painted his first wonderful peasant picture "The Winnower," and just as the family were starving he sold it--for $100.Pictures Every Child Should Know|Dolores Bacon
These she placed on a winnower, which in turn was set on a rice-mortar.
British Dictionary definitions for winnow
- a device for winnowing
- the act or process of winnowing