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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

Related Words for "sifting":


Alternate Synonyms for "sifting":


Related Definitions for "sifting":

  1. the act of separating grain from chaff1

sifting form of 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

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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