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    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.

WIN NOW will separate you from looser

sounds like binno (hindi)- sift

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

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

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

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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