Winnow


WORD OF THE DAY
Winnow
WIN-oh
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Old English, late 14th century
1

Remove (people or things) from a group until only the best ones are left; find or identify (a valuable or useful part of something).

2

Remove (chaff) from grain.

Examples of Winnow in a sentence

“The women winnow the grain every day of the harvest season.”

“Dana winnowed her list of admirers down to a select few.”