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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sieve  \Sieve\,  n.  [OE.  sive,  AS  sife;  akin  to  D.  zeef,  zift, 
  OHG.  sib,  G.  sieb.  [root]151a.  Cf  {Sift}.] 
  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.  ``In  a  sieve  thrown  and  sifted.''  --Chaucer. 
  2.  A  kind  of  coarse  basket.  --Simmonds. 
  {Sieve  cells}  (Bot.),  cribriform  cells.  See  under 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  strainer  for  separating  lumps  from  powdered  material  or 
  grading  particles  [syn:  {screen}] 
  v  1:  examine  in  order  to  test  suitability;  "screen  these 
  samples";  "screen  the  job  applicants"  [syn:  {screen},  {screen 
  out},  {sort}] 
  2:  separate  by  sifting,  as  of  flour;  also  used  for  information 
  [syn:  {sift},  {strain}] 

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