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sieves, plural;
  1. Put (a food substance or other material) through a sieve

  2. Examine in detail
    • - lawyers had sieved through her contract
  1. A utensil consisting of a wire or plastic mesh held in a frame, used for straining solids from liquids, for separating coarser from finer particles, or for reducing soft solids to a pulp

  2. Used figuratively with reference to the fact that a sieve does not hold all its contents
    • - she's forgotten all the details already—she's got a mind like a sieve

  1. a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  2. screen: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
  3. check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
  4. sift: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
  5. distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"
  6. A sieve, or sifter, separates wanted elements from unwanted material using a filter such as a mesh or net. However, in cooking, especially with flour, a sifter is used to aerate the substance, among other things. A strainer is a type of sieve typically used to separate a solid from a liquid. ...
  7. In category theory, a branch of mathematics, a sieve is a way of choosing arrows with a common codomain. It is a categorical analogue of a collection of open subsets of a fixed open set in topology. In a Grothendieck topology, certain sieves become categorical analogues of open covers in topology.
  8. The Ancient Egyptian Sieve hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. Aa1 for the shape of a circular sieve; it is also seen as a 'placenta'.
  9. Sieve is a programming language that can be used to create filters for email. It owes its creation to the CMU Cyrus Project, creators of Cyrus IMAP server.
  10. In mathematics, sieve has several possible definitions: * In number theory, a sieve is a technique for counting the size of certain sets whose precise number of elements is hard to determine. See sieve theory, general number field sieve, and sieve of Eratosthenes. ...
  11. The Sieve is a river in Italy. It is a tributary of the Arno River, into which it flows at Pontassieve after a course of 62 km. The Sieve rises in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines, near the Futa Pass, at 930 m of elevation.
  12. A device to separate larger objects from smaller objects, or to separate solid objects from a liquid; A process, physical or abstract, that arrives at a final result by filtering out unwanted pieces of input from a larger starting set of input; To strain, sift or sort using a sieve
  13. (Sieves) Device used by Iannis Xenakis who introduced the term. Refers to scales build by applying basic logical operations (union, intersection, and complement) to equivalence classes modulo m (numbers which, when divided by another number m give the same remnant). ...
  14. (Sieves) an object that you pour a liquid or mixture through to remove the solid or largest pieces. It consists of a net of very thin wires on a metal or plastic ring.
  15. (Sieving) A process for classifying rubber particles. Gradations are usually expressed in terms of total percent passing or retained. The percent passing indicates the total percent of rubber that will pass each given sieve size. ...
  16. (Sieving) To remove impurities or large particles by putting a glaze through a metal sieve. Various mesh sizes are available.
  17. To dream of a sieve, foretells some annoying transaction will soon be made by you, which will probably be to your loss. If the meshes are too small, you will have the chance to reverse a decision unfavorable to yourself. If too large, you will eventually lose what you have recently acquired.
  18. A mesh or perforated utensil, usually made of metal. Food is pressed or passed through a sieve to remove lumps or strain liquid.
  19. an apparatus with apertures for separating sizes of material.
  20. to remove lumps from flour or icing sugar by pushing through a sieve.
  21. To strain liquids or particles of food through a sieve or strainer. Press the solids, using a ladle or wooden spoon, into the strainer to remove as much liquid and flavor as possible.
  22. A utensil that has many small meshed or perforated openings; used to strain solids from liquids.
  23. Simple scripting language used to filter email. One of the more powerful features of sieve is filtering spam. Sieve is defined in RFC3028.
  24. Generally, interwoven mesh mounted on a frame and used for testing or sifting abrasive grain.
  25. A utensil used to sift dry ingredients or to strain liquid ingredients. It is often made of metal or nylon formed into a mesh screen with small openings.