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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles; v. - Distinguish and separate out; Check and sort carefully;

Usage examples (37)
  • If it leaks like a sieve, is there anything you can do about it?
  • A sieve is a mechanism, specifically, a device which selects or separates from among that which already exists.
  • The mind of a sieve is a beautiful thing to waste :
  • Similarly, a sieve is a tool that is used to strain or sift. for more
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