threshing


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to threshing: threshing floor

thresh

 (thrĕsh)
v. threshed, thresh·ing, thresh·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To beat the stems and husks of (grain or cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains or seeds from the straw.
b. To separate (grains or seeds) in this manner.
2. To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
3. To beat severely; thrash.
v.intr.
1. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
2. To thrash about; toss.

[Middle English thresshen, from Old English therscan; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

threshing

(ˈθrɛʃɪŋ)
n
another word for thresh
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.threshing - the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and strawthreshing - the separation of grain or seeds from the husks and straw; "they used to do the threshing by hand but now there are machines to do it"
separation - sorting one thing from others; "the separation of wheat from chaff"; "the separation of mail by postal zones"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

threshing

[ˈθreʃɪŋ]
A. Ntrilla f
B. CPD threshing floor Nera f
threshing machine Ntrilladora f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

threshing

[ˈθrɛʃɪŋ] nbattage mthreshing machine nbatteuse f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

threshing

nDreschen nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
References in classic literature ?
It is the threshing of the last wheat-rick at Flintcomb-Ash farm.
805-809) Look about you very carefully and throw out Demeter's holy grain upon the well-rolled (43) threshing floor on the seventh of the mid-month.
It seemed as though some great body was threshing about in the jungle, lashing the trees, bushes and leaves about, and when the two young men, followed by Mr.
And then, when the storm of twigs, leaves and dirt, caused by the leaping, threshing thing ceased for a moment, the onlookers saw something that filled them with terror.
His right arm, from the elbow down, looked as though it had gone through a threshing machine, what of the ravage wrought by claws and fangs.
He would need more men, and if it were agreeable to everyone he would engage Ambrosch for the reaping and threshing, as the Shimerdas had no small grain of their own.
There is not a modern plow in the islands or a threshing machine.
A sudden threshing of the branches of a tree outside one of the windows, and almost at the same instant a rattle of rain against the glass, recalled him to a sense of his surroundings.
ENPNewswire-September 5, 2019--New Holland CX7 and CX8 range increases capacity and delivers super-sized productivity; New staggered threshing drum increases capacity and fuel economy; Improved in-cab controls enhance productivity; Residue management performance improved with patented Twin-disc spreader; Stage V compliance with fuel efficient proven ECOBlue technology
And the scale of the significantly enlarged threshing and primary separation system is such that the smallest model in the new range has a greater threshing area than the biggest model in the current Lexion range.
Pversatile and attractive property that offers spectacular countryside living, The Threshing Barn has undergone extensive refurbishment work.
If you've reserved time on your calendar for the annual Steam Threshing Festival at Heritage Park of North Iowa in Forest City, make sure you've marked off the right weekend.