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    screen - Dictionary definition and meaning for word screen

    Definition
    (noun) a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing Definition
    (noun) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
    Synonyms : blind
    Example Sentence
    • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet
    Definition
    (noun) the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
    Synonyms : crt screen
    Definition
    (noun) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    Synonyms : concealment , cover , covert
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame
    Example Sentence
    • they put screens in the windows for protection against insects
    • a metal screen protected the observers
    Definition
    (noun) the personnel of the film industry
    Synonyms : filmdom , screenland
    Example Sentence
    • a star of stage and screen
    Definition
    (noun) a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
    Synonyms : sieve
    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : screen door
    Example Sentence
    • he heard the screen slam as she left
    Definition
    (noun) partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space Definition
    (verb) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
    Synonyms : test
    Example Sentence
    • screen the blood for the HIV virus
    Definition
    (verb) examine methodically
    Example Sentence
    • screen the suitcases
    Definition
    (verb) examine in order to test suitability
    Synonyms : screen out , sieve , sort
    Example Sentence
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants
    Definition
    (verb) project onto a screen for viewing
    Example Sentence
    • screen a film
    Definition
    (verb) prevent from entering
    Synonyms : block out
    Example Sentence
    • block out the strong sunlight
    Definition
    (verb) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
    Synonyms : riddle
    Definition
    (verb) protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
    Synonyms : shield
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