Meaning of “sieve” in the English Dictionary

"sieve" in British English

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sievenoun [ C ]

uk /sɪv/ us /sɪv/

a tool consisting of a wood, plastic, or metal frame with a wire or plastic net attached to it. You use it either to separate solids from a liquid, or you rub larger solids through it to make them smaller:

Pass the sauce through a sieve to remove any lumps.

sieveverb [ T ]

uk /sɪv/ us /sɪv/

(Definition of “sieve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sieve" in American English

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sievenoun [ C ]

us /sɪv/

a bowl-shaped tool with many very small holes in it, used to separate larger from smaller pieces or solids from a liquid

(Definition of “sieve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)