verb (used with or without object), sieved, siev·ing.
- sierra nevada,
- sierra vista,
- sieva bean,
- sieve cell,
- sieve graft,
- sieve of eratosthenes,
- sieve tube,
- sieve-tube element
Origin of sieve
Examples from the Web for sieve
Press the mixture into a sieve with the back of the spoon to squeeze out the liquid then add 1tsp of honey.Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion|Ari Meisel|January 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you find your pumpkin to have too much water after you cook the flesh, strain it in a sieve or cheesecloth.
For years, Greece has been a sieve for irregular migrants who want to make their way to Europe.
Strain through a chinoise (a sieve with extremely fine mesh) and let cool.
Pass the juices through a sieve into a bowl to remove the seeds.
She brought the ladle over the rim of the sieve and lowered it until it all but touched the middle of the web.The Unwilling Vestal|Edward Lucas White
When done, force them through a colander or a sieve, add the sugar to the pulp, and return to the stove.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 5|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
But he is contemned and made the sieve to catch the flying chaff of our streets.Original Penny Readings|George Manville Fenn
I'm afraid this is a bad venture; put your heart to sea in a sieve!The Tenants of Malory|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
When done, drain it through a sieve, pressing out all the moisture, till you get it as dry as you can.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book|Eliza Leslie
Word Origin for sieve
Old English sife "sieve," from Proto-Germanic *sib (cf. Middle Dutch seve, Dutch zeef, Old High German sib, German Sieb), from PIE *seib- "to pour out, sieve, drip, trickle" (see soap (n.)). Related to sift. The Sieve of Eratosthenes (1803) is a contrivance for finding prime numbers. Sieve and shears formerly were used in divinations.
late 15c., from sieve (n.). Related: Sieved; sieving.