from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Perforated like a sieve.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Perforated, as in the manner of a sieve.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling, or having the form of, a sieve; pierced with holes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sieve-like; riddled with small holes.
- The cribriform lamella of the ethmoid, above described.
Latin crībrum, sieve; see krei- in Indo-European roots + -form.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cribrum ("sieve") + -form. (Wiktionary)