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Detailed Synonyms for sifting in English

sifting:

sifting [the ~] noun

  1. the sifting
    the selecting; the sifting; the sorting
  2. the sifting
    the accumulation; the collection; the gathering; the clutter; the compilation; the pile; the pack; the sorting; the sifting; the piling up
  3. the sifting
    – the act of separating grain from chaff 1
    the sifting; the winnow; the winnowing
    – the act of separating grain from chaff 1

Translation Matrix for sifting:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
accumulation accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting accretion; accrual; accruement; accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; assembling; bunch; clutter; collection; congestion; crowd; gang; gathering; heap; load; mess; mountain; muddle; party; pile; piling up; set; stacking
clutter accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting accumulation; assembling; bunch; clutter; collection; crowd; fuddle; gang; gathering; heap; herd; jumble; load; lot; mare's nest; muddle; pack; party; set; smother; troop; troupe; wattle; welter
collection accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting SMS collection; accumulation; aggregation; appeal; assemblage; assembling; bunch; clutter; collecting; collection; compendium; crowd; gang; gathering; ingathering; party; recovery; set; solicitation
compilation accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting compilation; compiling; digest
gathering accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting accumulation; assemblage; assembling; assembly; bunch; clutter; collection; conference; congress; consultation; crowd; gang; gather; gathering; group; meeting; party; seminar; set; symposium; talks
pack accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting baggage; battalion; bunch; camp; clique; clutter; coterie; crowd; face pack; gang; heap; herd; ingroup; inner circle; large number; load; lot; luggage; mob; multitude; pack; party; plurality; ring; troop; troupe; wattle
pile accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting accumulation; agglomerate; atomic pile; atomic reactor; big bucks; big money; bunch; bundle; chain reactor; column; crowd; cumulation; cumulus; down; galvanic pile; heap; load; lot; megabucks; mound; nap; pile; piling; piling up; pillar; rick; spile; stack; stilt; voltaic pile
piling up accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; sifting; sorting accumulation; agglomeration; heap; heaping up; load; pile; piling up
selecting selecting; sifting; sorting
sifting accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; selecting; sifting; sorting; winnow; winnowing
sorting accumulation; clutter; collection; compilation; gathering; pack; pile; piling up; selecting; sifting; sorting categorisation; categorization; classification; shifting; sort; sorting
winnow sifting; winnow; winnowing
winnowing sifting; winnow; winnowing
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
clutter clutter; clutter up
collection collect money; collection; make a collection
pack backpack; bale; board; bundle; carry; compact; compress; crate; jam; load down; mob; pack; package; pile; press together; take; tamp; tamp down; throng; wad; wrap; wrap up
pile heap; jam; mob; pack; pile; stack; throng
winnow cull out; fan; winnow
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
accumulation accumulation
collection collecting; collection; collection of debts; collection of taxes; gathering; recovery
compilation combination; compilation
gathering collection; gathering
pack bundle; crowd; pack; packet; parcel up; pile; rabble; wrap up
pile bunch; pack; pile; stack
winnow pick over; sift; winnow

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Alternate Synonyms for "sifting":


Related Definitions for "sifting":

  1. the act of separating grain from chaff1

sift:

to sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)

  1. to sift
    to sieve; to sift; to filter; to percolate
    • sieve verb (sieves, sieved, sieving)
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
    • filter verb (filters, filtered, filtering)
    • percolate verb (percolates, percolated, percolating)
  2. to sift
    to sort out; to arrange; to assort; to shunt; to sift; to select; to group
    • sort out verb (sorts out, sorted out, sorting out)
    • arrange verb (arranges, arranged, arranging)
    • assort verb (assorts, assorted, assorting)
    • shunt verb (shunts, shunted, shunting)
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
    • select verb (selects, selected, selecting)
    • group verb (groups, grouped, grouping)
  3. to sift
    – distinguish and separate out 1
    to sieve; to sift
    – distinguish and separate out 1
    • sieve verb (sieves, sieved, sieving)
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
      • sift through the job candidates1
  4. to sift
    – separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements 1
    to strain; to sieve; to sift
    – separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements 1
    • strain verb (strains, strained, straining)
    • sieve verb (sieves, sieved, sieving)
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
      • sift the flour1
  5. to sift
    – check and sort carefully 1
    to sieve; to sift
    – check and sort carefully 1
    • sieve verb (sieves, sieved, sieving)
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
      • sift the information1
  6. to sift
    – move as if through a sieve 1
    to sift
    – move as if through a sieve 1
    • sift verb (sifts, sifted, sifting)
      • The soldiers sifted through the woods1

Conjugations for sift:

present
  1. sift
  2. sift
  3. sifts
  4. sift
  5. sift
  6. sift
simple past
  1. sifted
  2. sifted
  3. sifted
  4. sifted
  5. sifted
  6. sifted
present perfect
  1. have sifted
  2. have sifted
  3. has sifted
  4. have sifted
  5. have sifted
  6. have sifted
past continuous
  1. was sifting
  2. were sifting
  3. was sifting
  4. were sifting
  5. were sifting
  6. were sifting
future
  1. shall sift
  2. will sift
  3. will sift
  4. shall sift
  5. will sift
  6. will sift
continuous present
  1. am sifting
  2. are sifting
  3. is sifting
  4. are sifting
  5. are sifting
  6. are sifting
subjunctive
  1. be sifted
  2. be sifted
  3. be sifted
  4. be sifted
  5. be sifted
  6. be sifted
diverse
  1. sift!
  2. let's sift!
  3. sifted
  4. sifting
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for sift:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
filter coffee filter; filter; rule
group category; chemical group; class; classification; company; contact group; crowd; distribution group; distribution list; gang; gathering; group; grouping; mathematical group; panel; party; radical; team
percolate percolate
riddle brain-teaser; brainteaser; braintwister; conundrum; enigma; puzzle; riddle
shunt bypass; electrical shunt; shunt
sieve screen; sieve
strain air; attempt; blood pressure; breed; effort; efforts; exertion; exertions; form; hypertension; line; melodic line; melodic phrase; melody; mental strain; nervous strain; nisus; pains; physical effort; pressure; song; stock; strain; straining; stress; striving; tenor; tenseness; tension; tightness; try; tune; var.; variant
winnow sifting; winnow; winnowing
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
arrange arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out agree on; arrange; coif; coiffe; coiffure; coordinate; do; dress; fix; fix up; format; home decorating; instal; install; orchestrate; order; organise; organize; put; put in order; range; regulate; set; set up; settle; stage
assort arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out affiliate; associate; assort; class; classify; consort; separate; sort; sort out
filter filter; percolate; sieve; sift dribble; filter; filter out; filtrate; percolate; permeate; separate out; sink in; strain; trickle
group arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out aggroup; class; classify; group; order; rank
percolate filter; percolate; sieve; sift filter; gain vigor; leach; percolate; perk; perk up; permeate; pick up; sink in
pick over pick over; sieve out
riddle diffuse; imbue; interpenetrate; penetrate; permeate; pervade; riddle; screen
select arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out choose; eliminate by lottery; pick; pick out; prefer; select; single out; sort out; take
shunt arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out change; change for; convert; exchange; interchange; shunt; swap; switch; swop; trade
sieve filter; percolate; sieve; sift; strain screen; screen out; sieve; sort
sift arrange; assort; filter; group; percolate; select; shunt; sieve; sift; sort out; strain
sort out arrange; assort; group; select; shunt; sift; sort out assort; choose; class; classify; correct; discipline; pick; pick out; prefer; select; separate; single out; sort; sort out
strain sieve; sift; strain deform; distort; extend; filter; filter out; filtrate; puree; reach; separate out; strain; stress; stretch; strive; tense; tense up; try
winnow cull out; fan; winnow
AdjectiveRelated TranslationsOther Translations
select affectionate; blue-ribbon; cherished; choice; dainty; dear; elite; exclusive; exquisite; favorite; favourite; preferential; prime; prise; private; prize; quality; select; selected; superior; very pretty
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
arrange adapt; arrange; clear; have the use of; organise; organize; range
filter filter; sieve; strain
pick over pick over; sift; winnow
riddle riddle; sieve; sift
select choose; choose out; select
sieve riddle; sieve; sift filter; run; sieve; sight; strain; view; visibility
sift pick over; riddle; sieve; sift; winnow
sort out separate; sort out
strain advance; compression; filter; harness; sieve; strain; strain at stool; stress
winnow pick over; sift; winnow

Related Words for "sift":


Alternate Synonyms for "sift":


Related Definitions for "sift":

  1. distinguish and separate out1
    • sift through the job candidates1
  2. separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements1
    • sift the flour1
  3. check and sort carefully1
    • sift the information1
  4. move as if through a sieve1
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods1



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