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Definition 1: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sieve in the sense of this definition

(sieve is a kind of ...) a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

(... is a kind of sieve ) a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

(... is a kind of sieve ) a household sieve (as for flour)

Definition 2: distinguish and separate out - [verb of cognition]

Samples where sieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sift through the job candidates

Synonyms for sieve in the sense of this definition

(sieve is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Definition 3: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements - [verb of contact]

Samples where sieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sift the flour

Synonyms for sieve in the sense of this definition

(sieve is a kind of ...) divide into components or constituents

"Separate the wheat from the chaff"

(... is a kind of sieve ) sieve so that it becomes the consistency of rice

"rice the potatoes"

(... is a kind of sieve ) sift anew

(... is a kind of sieve ) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

(... is a kind of sieve ) separate the chaff from grain by using air currents

"She stood there winnowing grain all day in the field"

Definition 4: check and sort carefully - [verb of contact]

Samples where sieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sift the information

Synonyms for sieve in the sense of this definition

(sieve is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

Samples where sieve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen these samples
  • screen the job applicants

Synonyms for sieve in the sense of this definition

(sieve is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

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