(Win"ning*ly), adv. In a winning manner.
(Win"ning*ness), n. The quality or state of being winning. "Winningness in style." J. Morley.
(Win"nin*ish) n. (Zoöl.) The land-locked variety of the common salmon. [Canada]
(Win"now) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winnowed (-nod); p. pr. & vb. n. Winnowing.] [OE. windewen,
winewen, AS. windwian; akin to Goth. winpjan winpi- skauro a fan, L. ventilare to fan, to winnow; cf.
L. wannus a fan for winnowing, G. wanne, OHG. wanna. &radic131. See Wind moving air, and cf.
Fan., n., Ventilate.]
1. 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.Ruth. iii. 2.
2. To sift, as for the purpose of separating falsehood from truth; to separate, as bad from good.
Winnow well this thought, and you shall findDryden.
This light as chaff that flies before the wind.
3. To beat with wings, or as with wings.[Poetic]
Now on the polar winds; then with quick fanMilton.
Winnows the buxom air.
(Win"now) v. i. To separate chaff from grain.
Winnow not with every wind.Ecclus. v. 9.
(Win"now*er) n. One who, or that which, winnows; specifically, a winnowing machine.
(Win"now*ing), n. The act of one who, or that which, winnows.
(Win"row`) n. A windrow.
(Win"sing) a. Winsome. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Win"some) a. [Compar. Winsomer ; superl. Winsomest.] [AS. wynsum, fr. wynn joy; akin
to OS. wunnia, OHG. wunna, wunni, G. wonne, Goth. wunan to rejoice AS. wunian to dwell. . See
Win, v. t., Wont, a.]