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.
- A utensil of wire mesh or closely perforated metal, used for straining, sifting, ricing, or puréeing.
- To pass through a sieve.
- To use a sieve; sift.