Sift

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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


  • To 'Reach Me,' sift through the jumble
    To not know where a movie is headed can be a good thing in this age of rampant predictability. But if that feeling stems from a sense that the movie has no clue what it is, you're in trouble. Read more on this news related to 'Sift'
  • Investigators sift through charred house
    Fire investigators are back sifting through the charred structure of a house fire that left one person dead in Christchurch yesterday. Read more on this news related to 'Sift'
  • We sift through 13 “exclusive” Game of Thrones game character reveals
    New Telltale adventure game teased out across spectrum of gaming, news sites. Read more on this news related to 'Sift'

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