Definition of Sift

1. Verb. Move as if through a sieve. "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel



2. Verb. Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements. "Sift the flour"
Exact synonyms: Sieve, Strain
Generic synonyms: Separate
Specialized synonyms: Rice, Resift, Riddle, Screen, Fan, Winnow
Derivative terms: Sieve, Sieve, Sifter, Sifting, Strainer
Also: Sieve Out

3. Verb. Check and sort carefully. "Sift the information"
Exact synonyms: Sieve
Generic synonyms: Analyse, Analyze, Canvas, Canvass, Examine, Study

4. Verb. Distinguish and separate out. "Sift through the job candidates"
Exact synonyms: Sieve
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take

Definition of Sift

1. v. t. To separate with a sieve, as the fine part of a substance from the coarse; as, to sift meal or flour; to sift powder; to sift sand or lime.

Definition of Sift

1. Verb. To sieve or strain (something). ¹

2. Verb. To separate or scatter (things) as if by sieving. ¹

3. Verb. To examine (something) carefully. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sift

1. to sieve [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: sieve

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sift

sieze
siezed
siezes
siezing
sifac
sifaka
sifakas
siffle
siffled
siffles
siffleur
siffleurs
siffling
sifilet
sifilets
sift (current term)
siftability
siftable
sifted
sifter
sifters
sifting
siftings
siftproof
sifts
sifu
sifus
siganid
siganids
sigaultian

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