Definitions For Winnow


  • The act of separating grain from chaff


  • Blow away or off with a current of air
  • Select desirable parts from a group or list
  • Separate the chaff from grain by using air currents
  • Blow on
  • To remove (people or things that are less important, desirable, etc.) from a larger group or list : to make (a list of possible choices) smaller by removing the less desirable choices
  • To remove (the unwanted coverings of seeds) from grain by throwing the grain up in the air and letting the wind blow the unwanted parts away

Is Winnow a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Winnow is worth 12 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Winnow in a Sentence

  • The least qualified applicants were winnowed out of the initial pool.
  • Harvesters winnowed the chaff from the wheat.

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