Meaning of sieve

sieve

Pronunciation: (siv), [key]
— n., v., sieved, siev•ing.
—n.
  1. an instrument with a meshed or perforated bottom, used for separating coarse from fine parts of loose matter, for straining liquids, etc., esp. one with a circular frame and fine meshes or perforations.
  2. a person who cannot keep a secret.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to put or force through a sieve; sift.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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