What does screen mean?

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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

GCIDE

  1. Screen(n.)

    a netting, usu. of metal, contained in a frame, used mostly in windows or doors to allow in fresh air while excluding insects. -- Screen door, a door of which half or more is composed of a screen. -- Screen window, a screen inside a frame, fitted for insertion into a window frame.

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  2. Screen(n.)

    The surface of an electronic device, as a television set or computer monitor, on which a visible image is formed. The screen is frequently the surface of a cathode-ray tube containing phosphors excited by the electron beam, but other methods for causing an image to appear on the screen are also used, as in flat-panel displays.

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  3. Screen(n.)

    The motion-picture industry; motion pictures.

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  4. Screen(v. t.)

    to examine a group of objects methodically, to separate them into groups or to select one or more for some purpose. As: (a) To inspect the qualifications of candidates for a job, to select one or more to be hired. (b) (Biochem., Med.) to test a large number of samples, in order to find those having specific desirable properties; as, to screen plant extracts for anticancer agents.

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. scren, OF. escrein, escran, F. cran, of uncertain origin; cf. G. schirm a screen, OHG. scirm, scerm a protection, shield, or G. schragen a trestle, a stack of wood, or G. schranne a railing.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Screen

    skrēn, n. that which shelters from danger or observation, that which protects from heat, cold, or the sun: (Scot.) a large scarf: an enclosure or partition of wood, stone, or metal work, common in churches, shutting off chapels from the nave, separating the nave from the choir, &c.: a coarse riddle for sifting coal, &c.—v.t. to shelter or conceal: to pass through a coarse riddle.—n. Screen′ing-machine′, an apparatus for sifting coal.—n.pl. Screen′ings, the refuse matter after sifting. [O. Fr. escren (Fr. écran), from Old High Ger. scranna, a court; Ger. schranne, a bench.]

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

CrunchBase

  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

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  1. scener

  2. censer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of screen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of screen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of screen in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Gentile:

    It is notable that screen time reduced both children's sleep even at this early age and reduced parents' reading to children, which we know is a strong predictor of positive child outcomes, such as higher IQ.

  2. Michael Rogers:

    Three definite hits: biometrics, large screen home displays, video telephone calls, skype and FaceTime are part of everyday usage; by the end of the decade I think it will be totally natural for younger users to transition from text to audio to video in a single call, depending on the content at the moment.

  3. Cliff Ulrich:

    We’re focusing on a different customer, someone who doesn’t want to strap a screen to their wrist, but wants to continue to wear jewelry … and feel more connected to people in their lives.

  4. Chikako Yamashiro:

    For a moment, my body was transformed into a screen that was dyed with the experience of the other, what I saw at that moment was not the survivor's experience itself, but what I imagined from the words he had spoken.

  5. Huang Hongwen:

    It's almost impossible to send WeChat messages when staring at such a small screen, i'd rather buy a traditional luxury watch at the same price.

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