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.
2.A kind of coarse basket.
Sieve cells
(Bot.) cribriform cells. See under Cribriform.
Noun1.sieve - a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
Synonyms: screen
Verb1.sieve - examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
Synonyms: screen out, sort, screen
2.sieve - check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
Synonyms: sift
3.sieve - separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
Synonyms: sift, strain
4.sieve - distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
Synonyms: sift
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