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sieve

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noun \ˈsiv\

Definition of sieve

  1. :  a device with meshes or perforations through which finer particles of a mixture (as of ashes, flour, or sand) of various sizes may be passed to separate them from coarser ones, through which the liquid may be drained from liquid-containing material, or through which soft materials may be forced for reduction to fine particles

Origin and Etymology of sieve

Middle English sive, from Old English sife; akin to Old High German sib sieve

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sieve

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Definition of sieve

sieved

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sieving

  1. :  sift

First Known Use of sieve

15th century



SIEVE Defined for English Language Learners

sieve

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Definition of sieve for English Language Learners

  • : a kitchen tool that has many small holes and that is used to separate smaller particles from larger ones or solids from liquids

sieve

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Definition of sieve for English Language Learners

  • : to put (something) through a sieve


SIEVE Defined for Kids

sieve

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noun \ˈsiv\

Definition of sieve for Students

  1. :  a utensil with meshes or holes to separate finer particles from coarser ones or solids from liquids



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