- IPA: /sɪv/
sieve (plural sieves)
- A device with a mesh bottom to separate#Verb|separate, in a granular material, larger particles from smaller ones, or to separate solid objects from a liquid.
- Coordinate terms: sifter#English|sifter, sile#English|sile, riddle#English|riddle
- Use the sieve to get the pasta from the water.
- 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.
- Among, [sic] his other achievements, Matiyasevich and his colleague Boris Stechkin also developed an interesting “visual sieve” for prime numbers, which effectively “crosses out” all the composite numbers, leaving only the primes.
- Given a list of consecutive numbers starting at 1, the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm will find all of the prime numbers.
- (obsolete) A kind of coarse basket.
- (colloquial) A person, or their mind, that cannot remember things or is unable to keep secrets.
- (category theory) 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.
- French: tamis, crible, passoire (for cooking)
- German: Sieb
- Italian: setaccio, scolino, crivello, vaglio, buratto, tamiso
- Portuguese: peneira, coador
- Russian: решето́
- Spanish: cedazo, (from solids) criba, tamiz, (from liquids) colador, harnero (Chile)
sieve (sieves, present participle sieving; past and past participle sieved)Translations
- French: tamiser, sasser
- German: sieben, durchsieben
- Italian: setacciare, stacciare, crivellare
- Portuguese: coar, peneirar
- Russian: просе́ивать
- Spanish: cribar, colar (for liquids), cernir (for solids)