Definitions for SIFTsɪft

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sift(verb)

    move as if through a sieve

    "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

  2. sift, sieve, strain(verb)

    separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

    "sift the flour"

  3. sieve, sift(verb)

    check and sort carefully

    "sift the information"

  4. sieve, sift(verb)

    distinguish and separate out

    "sift through the job candidates"

Wiktionary

  1. sift(Verb)

    To sieve or strain (something).

  2. sift(Verb)

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

  3. sift(Verb)

    To examine (something) carefully.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sift(verb)

    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

  2. Sift(verb)

    to separate or part as if with a sieve

  3. Sift(verb)

    to examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize

  4. Origin: [AS. siftan, from sife sieve. 151a. See Sieve.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sift

    sift, v.t. to separate with, or as with, a sieve: to examine closely.—n. Sift′er, one who, or that which, sifts. [A.S. siftansife, a sieve.]

Anagrams for SIFT »

  1. fist , FIST

  2. fits

  3. FIST

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIFT in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SIFT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

  2. Corey Basch:

    This is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.

  3. Arab Proverb:

    A friend is one to whom one can pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keeping what is worth keeping, and, with the breath of kindness, blow the rest away.

  4. Corey Basch:

    We are seeing an influx of advertising aimed at parents for a wide array of products, including food and beverages, toothpaste and vitamins, this is a sad situation when it takes so much energy to sift through false claims and to determine which products are actually healthful ... advertising claims, especially when they are unsubstantiated, can certainly lead parents astray.

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