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1. sieve

noun. ['ˈsɪv'] a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles.

Synonyms

  • strainer
  • sifter
  • screen

Antonyms

  • unstrain
  • leader
  • stay in place
  • free

Etymology

  • sife (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Sieve

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How do you pronounce sieve?

Pronounce sieve as sɪv.

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Example sentences of the word sieve


1. Noun, singular or mass
The one pound of soil should fill the entire sieve with none left over.

Quotes containing the word sieve


1. This day is not a sieve, losing time. With each passing minute, each passing year, there's this deepening awareness that I am filling, gaining time. We stand on the brink of eternity.
- Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

2. A Good Krill When there's a ocean to sieve through,there's no good or bad krill.There's only your mouth and hunger ~like Vladimir Putin.
- Beryl Dov

2. sieve

verb. ['ˈsɪv'] separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.

Synonyms

  • resift
  • winnow
  • strain
  • fan
  • sift
  • rice
  • screen
  • separate

Antonyms

  • unite
  • shared
  • united
  • joint

Etymology

  • sife (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. sieve

verb. ['ˈsɪv'] check and sort carefully.

Synonyms

  • examine
  • study
  • analyse
  • canvas
  • sift
  • canvass

Antonyms

  • dependent
  • integrated
  • union
  • common

Etymology

  • sife (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. sieve

verb. ['ˈsɪv'] distinguish and separate out.

Synonyms

  • select
  • sift
  • take
  • choose

Antonyms

  • join
  • connect
  • attach
  • stay

Etymology

  • sife (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sieve

verb. ['ˈsɪv'] examine in order to test suitability.

Synonyms

  • pick out
  • take
  • select
  • sort
  • screen
  • choose

Antonyms

  • desegregate
  • advantage
  • converge
  • stand still

Etymology

  • sife (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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