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Winnow vs. Minnow — What's the Difference?

Winnow vs. Minnow — What's the Difference?

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Winnow

To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air.
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Minnow

Minnow is the common name for a number of species of small freshwater fish, belonging to several genera of the family Cyprinidae. They are also known in Ireland as pinkeens.Smaller fish in the subfamily Leuciscinae are considered by anglers to be "true" minnows.
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Winnow

To blow (chaff) off or away.
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Minnow

Any of a large group of small freshwater fishes of the family Cyprinidae, widely used as live bait.
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Winnow

To examine closely in order to separate the good from the bad; sift
The judges winnowed a thousand essays down to six finalists.
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Minnow

Any of various other small, often silver-colored fishes.
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Winnow

To separate or get rid of (an undesirable part); eliminate
Winnowing out the errors in logic.
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Minnow

A small freshwater fish of the carp family, Phoxinus phoxinus and related species.
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Winnow

To sort or select (a desirable part); extract
The investigators winnowed the facts from the testimony.
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Minnow

Any small fish.
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Winnow

To blow on; fan
A breeze winnowing the tall grass.
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Minnow

A relatively small and insignificant person or thing of relatively little consequence, importance, or value. Synonyms: small fry, small potatoes, nobody, no one
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Winnow

To separate grain from chaff.
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Minnow

(fishing) To fish for minnows.
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Winnow

To separate the good from the bad.
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Minnow

(fishing) To fish (especially for trout) using a minnow as bait.
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Winnow

A device for winnowing grain.
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Minnow

A small European fresh-water cyprinoid fish (Phoxinus lævis, formerly Leuciscus phoxinus); sometimes applied also to the young of larger kinds; - called also minim and minny. The name is also applied to several allied American species, of the genera Phoxinus, Notropis, or Minnilus, and Rhinichthys.
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Winnow

An act of winnowing.
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Minnow

Any of numerous small American cyprinodont fishes of the genus Fundulus, and related genera. They live both in fresh and in salt water. Called also killifish, minny, and mummichog.
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Winnow

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

Very small European freshwater fish common in gravelly streams
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Winnow

To separate, sift, analyse, or test by separating items having different values.
They winnowed the field to twelve.
They winnowed the winners from the losers.
They winnowed the losers from the winners.
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Winnow

To blow upon or toss about by blowing; to set in motion as with a fan or wings.
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Winnow

To move about with a flapping motion, as of wings; to flutter.
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Winnow

That which winnows or which is used in winnowing; a contrivance for fanning or winnowing grain.
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Winnow

The act of winnowing
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Winnow

To separate, and drive off, the chaff from by means of wind; to fan; as, to winnow grain.
Ho winnoweth barley to-night in the threshing floor.
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Winnow

To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as bad from good.
Winnow well this thought, and you shall findThis light as chaff that flies before the wind.
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Winnow

To beat with wings, or as with wings.
Now on the polar winds; then with quick fanWinnows the buxom air.
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Winnow

To separate chaff from grain.
Winnow not with every wind.
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Winnow

The act of separating grain from chaff;
The winnowing was done by women
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Winnow

Separate from chaff;
She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field
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Winnow

Blow on;
The wind was winnowing her hair
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Winnow

Treat by exposure to a current of air so that waste matter is eliminated;
Winnow grain
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Winnow

Remove by a current of air;
Winnow chaff
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