- 1a tool for separating solids from liquids or larger solids from smaller solids, made of a wire or plastic net attached to a ring. The liquid or small pieces pass through the net but the larger pieces do not.
- 2 Press the apricot jam through a sieve and stir in one tablespoon of cold water. Idioms
to have a very bad memory; to forget things easily
have a memory/mind like a sieve(informal)jump to other results