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sieve

 (sĭv)
n.
A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal or plastic, used for straining, sifting, ricing, or puréeing.
v. sieved, siev·ing, sieves
v.tr.
To pass through a sieve.
v.intr.
To use a sieve; sift.

[Middle English sive, from Old English sife.]

sieve

(sɪv)
n
1. (Tools) a device for separating lumps from powdered material, straining liquids, grading particles, etc, consisting of a container with a mesh or perforated bottom through which the material is shaken or poured
2. rare a person who gossips and spreads secrets
3. memory like a sieve head like a sieve a very poor memory
vb
4. to pass or cause to pass through a sieve
5. (often foll by: out) to separate or remove (lumps, materials, etc) by use of a sieve
[Old English sife; related to Old Norse sef reed with hollow stalk, Old High German sib sieve, Dutch zeef]
ˈsieveˌlike adj

sieve

(sɪv)

n., v. sieved, siev•ing. n.
1. a utensil with a meshed or perforated surface, used for separating coarse from fine parts of loose matter, for straining liquids, etc.
v.t., v.i.
2. to put or force through a sieve.
[before 900; Middle English sive, Old English sife, c. Middle Low German, Middle Dutch seve, Old High German sib, sip]

sieve


Past participle: sieved
Gerund: sieving

Imperative
sieve
sieve
Present
I sieve
you sieve
he/she/it sieves
we sieve
you sieve
they sieve
Preterite
I sieved
you sieved
he/she/it sieved
we sieved
you sieved
they sieved
Present Continuous
I am sieving
you are sieving
he/she/it is sieving
we are sieving
you are sieving
they are sieving
Present Perfect
I have sieved
you have sieved
he/she/it has sieved
we have sieved
you have sieved
they have sieved
Past Continuous
I was sieving
you were sieving
he/she/it was sieving
we were sieving
you were sieving
they were sieving
Past Perfect
I had sieved
you had sieved
he/she/it had sieved
we had sieved
you had sieved
they had sieved
Future
I will sieve
you will sieve
he/she/it will sieve
we will sieve
you will sieve
they will sieve
Future Perfect
I will have sieved
you will have sieved
he/she/it will have sieved
we will have sieved
you will have sieved
they will have sieved
Future Continuous
I will be sieving
you will be sieving
he/she/it will be sieving
we will be sieving
you will be sieving
they will be sieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sieving
you have been sieving
he/she/it has been sieving
we have been sieving
you have been sieving
they have been sieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sieving
you will have been sieving
he/she/it will have been sieving
we will have been sieving
you will have been sieving
they will have been sieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sieving
you had been sieving
he/she/it had been sieving
we had been sieving
you had been sieving
they had been sieving
Conditional
I would sieve
you would sieve
he/she/it would sieve
we would sieve
you would sieve
they would sieve
Past Conditional
I would have sieved
you would have sieved
he/she/it would have sieved
we would have sieved
you would have sieved
they would have sieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sieve - a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particlessieve - a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
riddle - a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
sifter - a household sieve (as for flour)
strainer - a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through
Verb1.sieve - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
2.sieve - check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
analyse, analyze, examine, study, canvass, canvas - consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives"
3.sieve - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
separate - divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff"
rice - sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice; "rice the potatoes"
resift - sift anew
riddle, screen - separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
winnow, fan - separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"
pick over, sieve out - separate or remove; "The customer picked over the selection"
4.sieve - distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

sieve

noun
1. strainer, sifter, colander, screen, riddle, tammy cloth Press the raspberries through a fine sieve to form a puree.
verb
1. sift, part, filter, strain, separate, pan, bolt, riddle Sieve the icing sugar into the bowl.
Translations
مُنْخُليُنَخِّل، يُغَرْبِل
sítoceditcedníkprosít
sisigte
siiviläsiivilöidäseulaseuloa
sitorešeto
szitaszűrőátpaszírozrosta
sigtasigti
ふるい
rėtissietassijoti
sietssijāt
sito
sito
sållsållningsil
กระชอน
cái rây

sieve

[sɪv]
A. N (for liquids) → colador m; (for solids) → criba f, tamiz m
B. VT [+ liquid] → colar; [+ flour, soil] → cribar, tamizar

sieve

[ˈsɪv]
n (for sifting, draining)tamis m, passoire f
vttamiser, passer (au tamis)

sieve

nSieb nt; to have a memory or brain like a sieve (inf)ein Gedächtnis wie ein Sieb haben (inf)
vt = sift VT a

sieve

[sɪv]
1. n (for flour) → setaccio; (for coal, soil) → crivello
to have a memory like a sieve (fam) → avere una memoria che fa acqua, essere smemorato/a
2. vt (soil, flour) → setacciare, passare al setaccio; (coal) → passare al crivello

sieve

(siv) noun
a container with a bottom full of very small holes, used to separate liquids from solids or small, fine pieces from larger ones etc. He poured the soup through a sieve to remove all the lumps.
verb
to pass (something) through a sieve.

sieve

مُنْخُل síto si Sieb κόσκινο colador, tamiz siivilä tamis sito setaccio ふるい zeef sil sito peneira сито sil กระชอน elek cái rây 筛子

sieve

n. colador;
v. colar, pasar por un tamiz.

sieve

n (for urine) colador m
References in classic literature ?
A great rolling sea, dashing high up against the reeling ship's high tetering side, stove in the boat's bottom at the stern, and left it again, all dripping through like a sieve.
At last, just as the sun went down, I saw the old master come out with a sieve in his hand.
If the devil sifts you through a hair sieve, he won't find one.
These papers are delivered to a set of artists, very dexterous in finding out the mysterious meanings of words, syllables, and letters: for instance, they can discover a close stool, to signify a privy council; a flock of geese, a senate; a lame dog, an invader; the plague, a standing army; a buzzard, a prime minister; the gout, a high priest; a gibbet, a secretary of state; a chamber pot, a committee of grandees; a sieve, a court lady; a broom, a revolution; a mouse-trap, an employment; a bottomless pit, a treasury; a sink, a court; a cap and bells, a favourite; a broken reed, a court of justice; an empty tun, a general; a running sore, the administration.
And, so saying, she set the girl down to spin yarn, and she gave the boy a sieve in which to carry water from the well, and she herself went out into the wood.
McGREGOR came up with a sieve, which he intended to pop upon the top of Peter; but Peter wriggled out just in time, leaving his jacket behind him.
When I went to give it to her," replied Sancho, "she was hard at it swaying from side to side with a lot of wheat she had in the sieve, and she said to me, 'Lay the letter, friend, on the top of that sack, for I cannot read it until I have done sifting all this.
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special days are those when the moon is in the constellations of the Sieve, the Wall, the Wing or the Cross-bar; for these four are all days of rising wind.
True, there was a slight frost in the early morning, as though scattered through a sieve, but it was nothing, and the breeze soon freshened the air.
But there's folks 'ud hold a sieve under the pump and expect to carry away the water.
His mind could no more hold principles than a sieve can hold water.
There he doubled up in limp agony, for the Wheeling "stogie "joined with the surge and jar of the screw to sieve out his soul.