Definition of 'sieve'

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While he scrambled up the hill, Bess took a sieve and carefully put the remaining dirt from the shovel into it. Keene, Carolyn THE SECRET OF THE FORGOTTEN CITY (2001)Isabelle was the only female confidante she'd ever had, and entrusting a secret to Isabelle was rather like toting water in a sieve. Penman, Sharon HERE BE DRAGONS (2001)The syllables sounded like gravel being shaken in a coarse sieve. Clive Barker COLDHEART CANYON (2001)Empty the contents of the pan, vegetables and water, into the sieve. LeCompte, Jane MOON PASSAGE (2001)

Synonyms of 'sieve'

strainer, sifter, colander, screen

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Translations for 'sieve'

British English: sieve /sɪv/ NOUN
A sieve is a tool consisting of a metal or plastic ring with a fine wire net attached. It is used for separating liquids from solids or larger pieces of something from smaller pieces.
Press the soup through a sieve into a bowl.
  • American English: sieve
  • Arabic: مُنْخُل
  • Brazilian Portuguese: peneira
  • Chinese: 筛子
  • Croatian: sito
  • Czech: síto
  • Danish: si
  • Dutch: zeef
  • European Spanish: tamiz
  • Finnish: siivilä
  • French: tamis
  • German: Sieb
  • Greek: κόσκινο
  • Italian: setaccio
  • Japanese: ふるい ざる
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: sil
  • Polish: sito
  • European Portuguese: peneira
  • Romanian: sită
  • Russian: сито
  • Spanish: colador
  • Swedish: sil
  • Thai: กระชอน
  • Turkish: elek
  • Ukrainian: решето
  • Vietnamese: cái rây
British English: sieve VERB
When you sieve a substance, you put it through a sieve.
Cream the margarine in a small bowl, then sieve the icing sugar into it.


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