Meaning of SIEVE in English

— sievelike , adj.

/siv/ , n. , v. , sieved, sieving .


1. an instrument with a meshed or perforated bottom, used for separating coarse from fine parts of loose matter, for straining liquids, etc., esp. one with a circular frame and fine meshes or perforations.

2. a person who cannot keep a secret.

v.t. , v.i.

3. to put or force through a sieve; sift.

[ bef. 900; ME sive, OE sife; c. D zeef, G Sieb; akin to SIFT ]

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