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Chaff vs Winnow - What's the difference?

chaff | winnow |


As nouns the difference between chaff and winnow

is that chaff is the inedible parts of a grain-producing plant while winnow is that which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.

As verbs the difference between chaff and winnow

is that chaff is to use light, idle language by way of fun or ridicule; to banter while winnow is (agriculture) to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.

Separate vs Winnow - What's the difference?

separate | winnow |


As verbs the difference between separate and winnow

is that separate is to divide (a thing) into separate parts while winnow is (agriculture) to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.

As nouns the difference between separate and winnow

is that separate is (usually|in the plural) anything that is sold by itself, especially an article of clothing while winnow is that which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.

As a adjective separate

is apart from (the rest); not connected to or attached to (anything else).

Current vs Winnow - What's the difference?

current | winnow |


As nouns the difference between current and winnow

is that current is the part of a fluid that moves continuously in a certain direction while winnow is that which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.

As a adjective current

is existing or occurring at the moment.

As a verb winnow is

(agriculture) to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff.

What is the difference between winnow and wind?

winnow | wind |


As verbs the difference between winnow and wind

is that winnow is (agriculture) to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff while wind is to blow air through a wind instrument or horn to make a sound or wind can be to turn coils of (a cord or something similar) around something.

As nouns the difference between winnow and wind

is that winnow is that which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain while wind is (countable|uncountable) real or perceived movement of atmospheric air usually caused by convection or differences in air pressure or wind can be the act of winding or turning; a turn; a bend; a twist.

What is the difference between winnow and van?

winnow | van |


As verbs the difference between winnow and van

is that winnow is (agriculture) to subject (granular material, especially food grain) to a current of air separating heavier and lighter components, as grain from chaff while van is to transport in a van or similar vehicle (especially of horses) or van can be (mining) to wash or cleanse, as a small portion of ore, on a shovel.

As nouns the difference between winnow and van

is that winnow is that which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain while van is a (covered) motor vehicle used for carrying goods or people, usually roughly cuboid in shape, longer and higher than a car but smaller than a truck or van can be (mining) a shovel used in cleansing ore or van can be a fan or other contrivance, such as a sieve, for winnowing grain.

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