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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