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Meaning of SIFT

Pronunciation:  sift

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  2. [v]  separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  3. [v]  check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  4. [v]  move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
 

SIFT is a 4 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sieve, sieve, strain
 
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, choose, examine, fan, go, locomote, move, pick out, pick over, resift, rice, riddle, screen, select, separate, sieve out, study, take, travel, winnow

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sift\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sifted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Sifting}.] [AS. siftan, from sife sieve. [root]151a. See
{Sieve}.]
1. 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. To separate or part as if with a sieve.

         When yellow sands are sifted from below, The
         glittering billows give a golden show. --Dryden.

3. To examine critically or minutely; to scrutinize.

         Sifting the very utmost sentence and syllable.
                                               --Hooker.

         Opportunity I here have had To try thee, sift thee.
                                               --Milton.

         Let him but narrowly sift his ideas.  --I. Taylor.

{To sift out}, to search out with care, as if by sifting.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

SHARE Internal Fortran Translator. Translation utility designed for converting Fortran II to Fortran IV. The word "sift" was often used as a verb to describe converting code from one language to another. Sammet 1969, p.153.

 

 

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