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Sieve meaning

sieve - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. A utensil for separating the finer and coarser parts of a pulverized or granulated substance from each other. It consist of a vessel, usually shallow, with the bottom perforated, or made of hair, wire, or the like, woven in meshes.
  2. 2. A kind of coarse basket.
  3. 3. Vessel with a bottom of woven wire, & c., for sifting.

sieve - examples of usage

  1. Larger stones were generally observed either when the ground was loosened in the claim or else in the large sieve. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. I worked hard and feverishly, loosening the ground with the pick, filling the sieve with my bare hands, sifting out the sand, and sorting what remained. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. I finished sorting the heap of gravel and again filled the sieve. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
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