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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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"
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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.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
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
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sieve

[ˈsɪv]
n (for sifting, draining)tamis m, passoire f
vttamiser, passer (au tamis)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sieve

nSieb nt; to have a memory or brain like a sieve (inf)ein Gedächtnis wie ein Sieb haben (inf)
vt = sift VT a
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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
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

sieve

n. colador;
v. colar, pasar por un tamiz.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sieve

n (for urine) colador m
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