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Sift Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  • separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  • check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  • move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Sift'


  • SIFT: SIFT may refer to: Scale-invariant feature transform, an algorithm in computer vision to detect and describe local features in images Selected-ion flow
  • The Daily Siftings Herald: The Daily Siftings Herald is a daily newspaper serving Arkadelphia in southern Arkansas, United States. It was owned by Donrey Media from 1986 to 1999
  • Sifting and winnowing: Sifting and winnowing is a metaphor for the academic pursuit of truth associated with the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It was coined by UW President

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'Sift' example sentence in quotations


* 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. - Arab Proverb


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Sift Sample Sentences in News


  • Sift Through Your Business Ideas for a Winner With These 3 Steps
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  • City of Chilliwack takes down homeless camp in the woods
    City works employees sift through the remaining tents and garbage of an illegal camp as they dispose of the temporary settlement. Read more on this news related to 'Sift'
  • Algorithm identifies networks of genetic changes across cancers
    Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer. The researchers hope the new genetic insights might aid in the development of new drugs and treatment approaches for cancer. Read more on this news related to 'Sift'

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