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An example use of sieve in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… them then pour through a sieve to remove …”

meanings of sieve


  1. 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. Given a list of consecutive numbers starting at 1, the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm will find all of the prime numbers.
  2. A collection of morphisms in a category whose codomain is a certain fixed object of that category, which collection is closed under pre-composition by any morphism in the category.
  3. A device with a mesh bottom to separate, in a granular material, larger particles from smaller ones, or to separate solid objects from a liquid.
  4. A person, or their mind, that cannot remember things or is unable to keep secrets.
  5. A kind of coarse basket.


  1. To strain, sift or sort using a sieve.
  2. To concede; let in.

sieve frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sieve occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sieve can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sieve can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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