- [noun] a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
- [verb] examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
Synonyms: screen, screen out, sort
- [verb] check and sort carefully; "sift the information"
- [verb] separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour"
Synonyms: sift, strain
- [verb] distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"