Definitions for Screenskrin

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a movable or fixed device, usu. consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.

  2. a permanent, usu. ornamental partition, as around the choir of a church.

  3. a specially prepared, light-reflecting surface on which motion pictures, slides, etc., may be projected.

    Category: Motion Pictures

  4. motion pictures collectively or the motion-picture industry.

  5. the part of a television or computer on which a picture is formed or information is displayed.

    Category: Electronics, Computers

  6. anything that shelters, protects, or conceals.

  7. a frame holding a mesh of wire, cloth, or plastic, for placing in a window or doorway, to admit air but exclude insects.

  8. a sieve or other meshlike device used to separate smaller particles or objects from larger ones.

    Category: Building Trades, Mining

  9. a system for screening or grouping people, objects, etc.

  10. a body of troops sent out to protect the movement of an army.

    Category: Military

  11. a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers, around a larger ship or ships.

    Category: Military

  12. a plate of ground glass or the like on which the image is brought into focus in a camera before being photographed.

    Category: Photography

  13. Print. a glass plate on which two sets of intersecting lines have been etched, used to make halftones.

    Category: Printing

  14. (in sports) any of various interposing plays or tactics to protect a teammate with the ball or to obstruct an opponent.

    Category: Sport

  15. (v.t.)to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen.

  16. to select, reject or consider (people, objects, ideas, etc.) by examining systematically.

  17. to provide with a screen or screens.

  18. to sift or sort by passing through a screen.

    Category: Building Trades

  19. to project (a motion picture, slide, etc.) on a screen. to photograph with a motion-picture camera; film. to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.

    Category: Motion Pictures

  20. to lighten (type or areas of a line engraving) by etching a regular pattern of dots or lines into the printing surface.

    Category: Printing

Origin of screen:

1350–1400; (n.) < AF; OF escren < Frankish *skrank, c. OHG scrank barrier


Princeton's WordNet

  1. screen, silver screen, projection screen(noun)

    a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

  2. blind, screen(noun)

    a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

    "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

  3. screen, CRT screen(noun)

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

  4. screen, cover, covert, concealment(noun)

    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"

  5. screen(noun)

    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"

  6. filmdom, screenland, screen(noun)

    the personnel of the film industry

    "a star of stage and screen"

  7. sieve, screen(noun)

    a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

  8. screen door, screen(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

    "he heard the screen slam as she left"

  9. screen(verb)

    partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space

  10. screen, test(verb)

    test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

  11. screen(verb)

    examine methodically

    "screen the suitcases"

  12. screen, screen out, sieve, sort(verb)

    examine in order to test suitability

    "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

  13. screen(verb)

    project onto a screen for viewing

    "screen a film"

  14. screen, block out(verb)

    prevent from entering

    "block out the strong sunlight"

  15. riddle, screen(verb)

    separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

  16. shield, screen(verb)

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. screen(noun)skrin

    the part of a TV, computer, etc. on which the picture appears

    Click on the icon at the top of the screen.

  2. screenskrin

    a large white surface used for showing movies

    Suddenly the screen went black.

  3. screenskrin

    a panel of fine wire material, that fits into a window to keep insects out

    to put the screens in the windows

  4. screenskrin

    a panel used to separate two parts of a room

    She dressed behind a screen.

  5. screen(verb)skrin

    to do sth to prevent unwanted or unsuitable things from getting through

    The company screens all job applicants for criminal background.; The secretary is screening my phone calls.

  6. screenskrin

    to check regularly for a disease

    The athletes were all screened for asthma.

  7. screenskrin

    to show a movie or TV show

    When they first screened the movie, audiences hated it.


  1. screen(Noun)

    A physical divider intended to block an area from view.

  2. screen(Noun)

    A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.

  3. screen(Noun)

    The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.

  4. screen(Noun)

    The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation

  5. screen(Noun)

    An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.

  6. screen(Noun)

    The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects

    Jones caught the foul up against the screen.

  7. screen(Noun)

    In mining and quarries, a frame supporting a mesh of bars or wires used to classify fragments of stone by size, allowing the passage of fragments whose a diameter is smaller than the distance between the bars or wires.

  8. screen(Noun)

    A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.

  9. screen(Noun)

    A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.

  10. screen(Verb)

    To filter by passing through a screen.

    Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.

  11. screen(Verb)

    To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing

    The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.

  12. screen(Verb)

    To present publicly (on the screen).

    The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.

  13. screen(Verb)

    To fit with a screen.

    We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Screen(noun)

    anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen

  2. Screen(noun)

    a dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like

  3. Screen(noun)

    a surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall, etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope, etc

  4. Screen(noun)

    a long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like

  5. Screen(verb)

    to provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill

  6. Screen(verb)

    to pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift


  1. Screen

    Screen is a journal of film and television studies based at the John Logie Baird Centre at the University of Glasgow and published by Oxford University Press. It is co-edited by John Caughie, Alan Durant, Simon Frith, Sandra Kemp, Norman King, and Annette Kuhn.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. screen

    [Atari ST demoscene] One demoeffect or one screenful of them. Probably comes from old Sierra-style adventures or shoot-em-ups where one travels from one place to another one screenful at a time.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. screen

    1. An arrangement of ships, aircraft and/or submarines to protect a main body or convoy. 2. In cartography, a sheet of transparent film, glass, or plastic carrying a


  1. Screen

    Screen Inc. developed one of the top-rated neuropsychological tests in the U.S. - the Computer-Administered Neuropsychological Screen for Mild Cognitive Impairment (CANS-MCI).Development took over 7 years before the tests became commercially available due to an extensive evaluation of doctors’ needs, the special needs of geriatric patients, the capabilities of computers when used by computer illiterate patients, and the most rigorous possible test validation procedures.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Screen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2178

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Screen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2585

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Screen' in Nouns Frequency: #821

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Screen' in Verbs Frequency: #1052

Anagrams of Screen

  1. scener

  2. censer

Translations for Screen

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a flat, movable, often folding, covered framework for preventing a person etc from being seen, for decoration, or for protection from heat, cold etc

Screens were put round the patient's bed; a tapestry fire-screen.

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