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  Definition of sieve
  1. a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  2. distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  3. separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  4. check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  5. examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
Similar Words: screen, sift, strain, screen out, sort

 

See Also: sieve out, pick over

 

Hyponyms: riddle, sifter, rice, resift, screen, winnow, fan

 

Derivational Morphology: riddle, screen, sift, strain, strainer, sifter, winnow, winnowing, sifting, sort, sorting, screening, screener

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: sitë   Basque: bahe  
Bosnian: sito   Catalan: sedàs  
Chinese: 篩子   Croatian: sito  
Dutch: zeef   Esperanto: kribrilo  
Finnish: seula   French: tamis  
German: Sieb   Greek: κόσκινο  
Hebrew: נפה   Hungarian: szita  
Ido: sivo   Italian: setaccio  
Japanese: ふるい   Korean:  
Norwegian: sikt   Romanian: sită  
Russian: сетка   Spanish: tamiz  
Swedish: såll   Turkish: süzgeç  
 
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