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Meaning of SIEVE

Pronunciation:  siv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  2. [v]  distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  3. [v]  separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  4. [v]  check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  5. [v]  examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

SIEVE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: screen, screen, screen out, sift, sift, sort, strain
 See Also: analyse, analyze, canvass, choose, choose, examine, fan, pick out, pick out, pick over, resift, rice, riddle, riddle, screen, select, select, separate, sieve out, sifter, strainer, study, take, take, winnow



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sieve\, n. [OE. sive, AS. sife; akin to D. zeef, zift,
OHG. sib, G. sieb. [root]151a. Cf. {Sift}.]
1. A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a
   pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It
   consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom
   perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in
   meshes. ``In a sieve thrown and sifted.'' --Chaucer.

2. A kind of coarse basket. --Simmonds.

{Sieve cells} (Bot.), cribriform cells. See under