an instrument with a meshed or perforated bottom, used for separating coarse from fine parts of loose matter, for straining liquids, etc., especially one with a circular frame and fine meshes or perforations.
a person who cannot keep a secret.
verb (used with or without object), sieved, sieving.
to put or force through a sieve; sift.
a device for separating lumps from powdered material, straining liquids, grading particles, etc, consisting of a container with a mesh or perforated bottom through which the material is shaken or poured
(rare) a person who gossips and spreads secrets
memory like a sieve, head like a sieve, a very poor memory
to pass or cause to pass through a sieve
(transitive) often foll by out. to separate or remove (lumps, materials, etc) by use of a sieve
- Sieve graft
sieve graft n. A full-thickness skin graft taken after cutting multiple holes in it with a circular punch, thus leaving islands of skin to heal the donor area.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a method of obtaining prime numbers by sifting out the composite numbers from the set of natural numbers so that only prime numbers remain.
noun, Botany. 1. an elongated cell whose walls contain perforations (sieve pores) that are arranged in circumscribed areas (sieve plates) and that afford communication with similar adjacent cells. sieve cell (sĭv) An elongated, food-conducting cell in phloem characteristic of gymnosperms. Sieve cells have pores through which nutrients flow from cell to cell, but they have […]
noun 1. Eduard [ey-doo-ahrt] /ˈeɪ du ɑrt/ (Show IPA), 1850–1932, German philologist.