Synonyms for (noun) sieve

Synonyms: sieve, screen

Definition: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Similar words: strainer

Definition: a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

Synonyms for (verb) sieve

Synonyms: sieve, sift

Definition: distinguish and separate out

Usage: sift through the job candidates

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: sieve, sift, strain

Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

Usage: sift the flour

Similar words: separate

Definition: divide into components or constituents

Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff


Synonyms: sieve, sift

Definition: check and sort carefully

Usage: sift the information

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass

Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives


Synonyms: sieve, screen, screen out, sort

Definition: examine in order to test suitability

Usage: screen these samples; screen the job applicants

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her