Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sieve

1 sense of sieve

Sense 1
sieve, screen -- (a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles)
       => strainer -- (a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sieve

4 senses of sieve

Sense 1
screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (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")

Sense 2
sieve, sift -- (check and sort carefully; "sift the information")
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (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")

Sense 3
sift, sieve, strain -- (separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour")
       => separate -- (divide into components or constituents; "Separate the wheat from the chaff")
          Phrasal Verb-> sieve out#1

Sense 4
sieve, sift -- (distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (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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