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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sieve /ˈsɪv/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sieve n.
 1. A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes. “In a sieve thrown and sifted.”
 2. A kind of coarse basket.
 Sieve cells Bot., cribriform cells. See under Cribriform.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or
          grading particles [syn: screen]
      v 1: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these
           samples"; "screen the job applicants" [syn: screen, screen
           out, sort]
      2: check and sort carefully; "sift the information" [syn: sift]
      3: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining
         device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
         [syn: sift, strain]
      4: distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job
         candidates" [syn: sift]