HyperDic: sieve

English > 5 senses of the word sieve:
NOUNartifactsieve, screena strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
VERBsocialsieve, screen, screen out, sortexamine in order to test suitability
contactsieve, siftcheck and sort carefully
contactsieve, sift, strainseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
cognitionsieve, siftdistinguish and separate out
sieve > pronunciation
Soundssih'v
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > sieve: 5 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles.
Synonymscreen
NarrowerriddleA coarse sieve (as for gravel)
sifterA household sieve (as for flour)
BroaderstrainerA filter to retain larger / larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids / liquids pass through
Spanishcedazo, colador, pantalla, tamizado, tamiz, zaranda
Catalancolador, garbell, pantalla, sedàs, tamís
Verbssift, sieveseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
English > sieve: 5 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningExamine in order to test suitability.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsscreen, screen out, sort
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishcribar, ordenar, tamizar
English > sieve: 5 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcheck and sort carefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsift
Broaderanalyze, analyse, study, examine, canvassConsider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning / meaning
English > sieve: 5 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymssift, strain
Narrowerresiftsift anew
ricesieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice
riddle, screenseparate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
winnowseparate the chaff from by using air currents
Broaderseparatedivide into components or constituents
See alsosieve outseparate or remove
Spanishcerner, cernir, colar, separar, tamizar
Catalanbarutellar, colar, tamisar
Nounssievea strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
English > sieve: 5 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningdistinguish and separate out.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymsift
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishcolar, cribar
Catalancolar

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