noun see winnow I

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  • Winnower — Win now*er, n. One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winnower — See winnow. * * * …   Universalium

  • winnower — noun One who winnows …   Wiktionary

  • winnower — win·now·er …   English syllables

  • winnower — nəwə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English winewer, from winewen to winnow + er : one that winnows; especially : a winnowing machine …   Useful english dictionary

  • winnow — winnower, n. /win oh/, v.t. 1. to free (grain) from the lighter particles of chaff, dirt, etc., esp. by throwing it into the air and allowing the wind or a forced current of air to blow away impurities. 2. to drive or blow (chaff, dirt, etc.)… …   Universalium

  • Millet, Jean-François — born Oct. 4, 1814, Gruchy, France died Jan. 20, 1875, Barbizon French painter. Born to a peasant family, he studied with a painter in Paris, but when one of his two submissions to the Salon was rejected (1840), he returned to Cherbourg, where… …   Universalium

  • fan — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fanner, blower, winnower, flabellum, ventilator; wind; informal, devotee, follower, enthusiast, supporter, rooter (sl.), addict (sl.), groupie (sl.). See activity. v. t. blow, winnow, cool, refresh,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Ventilator — Ven ti*la tor, n. [Cf. F. ventilateur, L. ventilator a winnower.] A contrivance for effecting ventilation; especially, a contrivance or machine for drawing off or expelling foul or stagnant air from any place or apartment, or for introducing that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winnow — I. verb Etymology: Middle English winewen, from Old English windwian to fan, winnow; akin to Old High German wintōn to fan, Latin vannus winnowing fan, ventus wind more at wind Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. a. (1) to remove (as… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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