Meaning of SIEVE in English

SIEVE

n. & v.

n. a utensil having a perforated or meshed bottom for separating solids or coarse material from liquids or fine particles, or for reducing a soft solid to a fine pulp.

v.tr. 1 put through or sift with a sieve. 2 examine (evidence etc.) to select or separate. head like a sieve colloq. a memory that retains little. sievelike adj.

[ OE sife f. WG ]

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