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Meaning & Definition of Screen in English

English

Screen

/skrin/

noun

1. A white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • silver screen
  • ,
  • projection screen

2. A protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

  • "They had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
    synonym:
  • blind
  • ,
  • screen

3. The display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube

    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • CRT screen

4. A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

  • "A screen of trees afforded privacy"
  • "Under cover of darkness"
  • "The brush provided a covert for game"
  • "The simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"
    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • cover
  • ,
  • covert
  • ,
  • concealment

5. A protective covering consisting of netting

  • Can be mounted in a frame
  • "They put screens in the windows for protection against insects"
  • "A metal screen protected the observers"
    synonym:
  • screen

6. The personnel of the film industry

  • "A star of stage and screen"
    synonym:
  • filmdom
  • ,
  • screenland
  • ,
  • screen

7. A strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

    synonym:
  • sieve
  • ,
  • screen

8. A door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting

  • Used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door
  • "He heard the screen slam as she left"
    synonym:
  • screen door
  • ,
  • screen

9. Partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space

    synonym:
  • screen

verb

1. Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

  • "Screen the blood for the hiv virus"
    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • test

2. Examine methodically

  • "Screen the suitcases"
    synonym:
  • screen

3. Examine in order to test suitability

  • "Screen these samples"
  • "Screen the job applicants"
    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • screen out
  • ,
  • sieve
  • ,
  • sort

4. Project onto a screen for viewing

  • "Screen a film"
    synonym:
  • screen

5. Prevent from entering

  • "Block out the strong sunlight"
    synonym:
  • screen
  • ,
  • block out

6. Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

    synonym:
  • riddle
  • ,
  • screen

7. Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    synonym:
  • shield
  • ,
  • screen

Examples of using

I'm watching the game in the screen of my cell phone.
When operating the unit, play in a well-lit room and keep a safe distance from the screen.
"It's so huge!" "Yes, it's an IMAX screen!"