|1.||[ verb ] separate from chaff|
"She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"
|2.||[ verb ] remove by a current of air, as of chaff|
|3.||[ verb ] separate wheat from chaff|
"She stood there winnowing all day in the field"
|4.||[ verb ] treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated, as of grain|
|5.||[ verb ] blow on|
"The wind was winnowing her hair"
|6.||[ noun ] the act of separating grain from chaff|
"the winnowing was done by women"
|Related terms:||separation sift|