noun see sift

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  • Sifter — Sift er, n. 1. One who, or that which, sifts. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose; so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamell? of the beak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sifter — /sif teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that sifts. 2. a kitchen implement for sifting: a flour sifter. [1570 80; SIFT + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sifter —   Kānana, kālana.    ♦ Flour sifter, kānana palaoa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • sifter — sietas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įtaisas birioms medžiagoms skirstyti pagal grūdelių matmenis. atitikmenys: angl. sieve; sifter; strainer vok. Sieb, n; Siebvorrichtung, f rus. сито, m pranc. tamis, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • sifter — sift ► VERB 1) put (a dry substance) through a sieve so as to remove lumps or large particles. 2) examine thoroughly to isolate what is important or useful. 3) (sift down) (of snow, ash, etc.) descend lightly or sparsely. ► NOUN ▪ an act of… …   English terms dictionary

  • sifter — noun a) A tool for sifting, especially one for powdered cooking ingredients b) any lamellirostral bird, as a duck or goose, so called because it sifts or strains its food from the water and mud by means of the lamellae of the beak …   Wiktionary

  • sifter — Synonyms and related words: bolter, clarifier, colander, cradle, cribble, filter, grate, grating, lixiviator, percolator, purifier, refiner, refinery, riddle, rocker, screen, sieve, sorter, strainer, winnow, winnowing basket, winnowing fan,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sifter — sift|er [ˈsıftə US ər] n 1.) BrE a container with a lot of small holes in the top used for shaking flour, sugar etc onto things American Equivalent: shaker 2.) AmE a container with a handle and a lot of small holes on the bottom, used for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sifter — sift·er || sɪftÉ™(r) n. person or thing that sifts; examiner, investigator; disperser, person or thing that scatters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sifter — strife …   Anagrams dictionary

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