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Definitions for screen
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word screen.
screen, silver screen, projection screennoun
a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight
"they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
screen, CRT screennoun
the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
screen, cover, covert, concealmentnoun
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"
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"
filmdom, screenland, screennoun
the personnel of the film industry
"a star of stage and screen"
a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
screen door, screennoun
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"
partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
"screen the blood for the HIV virus"
"screen the suitcases"
screen, screen out, sieve, sortverb
examine in order to test suitability
"screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
project onto a screen for viewing
"screen a film"
screen, block outverb
prevent from entering
"block out the strong sunlight"
separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
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.
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.
The motion-picture industry; motion pictures.
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.
A physical divider intended to block an area from view.
A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation
An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
Jones caught the foul up against the screen.
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.
A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.
A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.
To filter by passing through a screen.
Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
To present publicly (on the screen).
The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
To fit with a screen.
We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: escran, French.
Now near enough: your leavy screens throw down,
And show like those you are. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in matters of danger and envy. Francis Bacon.
Our people, who transport themselves, are settled in those interjacent tracts, as a screen against the insults of the savages. Jonathan Swift.
My juniors by a year,
Who wisely thought my age a screen,
When death approach’d, to stand between,
The screen remov’d, their hearts are trembling. Jonathan Swift.
When there is a screen between the candle and the eye, yet the light passeth to the paper whereon one writeth. Francis Bacon.
One speaks the glory of the British queen,
And one describes a charming Indian screen. Alexander Pope.
Ladies make their old cloaths into patchwork for screens and stools. Jonathan Swift.
Etymology: from the noun.
Back’d with a ridge of hills,
That screen’d the fruits of th’ earth and seats of men,
From cold Septentrion blasts. John Milton, Par. Regain’d.
A good magistrate’s retinue of state screens him from the dangers, which he is to incur for the sake of it. Francis Atterbury.
This gentle deed shall fairly be set foremost,
To screen the wild escapes of lawless passion. Nicholas Rowe.
Let the cases be filled with natural earth, taken the first half spit, from just under the turf of the best pasture ground, mixed with one part of very mellow soil screened. John Evelyn.
CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems. It is a special ASCII text file that contains user-accessible setup or configuration directives evaluated by the operating system's DOS BIOS (typically residing in IBMBIO.COM or IO.SYS) during boot. CONFIG.SYS was introduced with DOS 2.0.
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
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
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
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
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
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.]
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
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
[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. 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
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Screen is ranked #31412 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Screen surname appeared 737 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Screen.
54.2% or 400 total occurrences were Black.
40.8% or 301 total occurrences were White.
3.2% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.2% or 9 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'screen' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2178
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'screen' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2585
Rank popularity for the word 'screen' in Nouns Frequency: #821
Rank popularity for the word 'screen' in Verbs Frequency: #1052
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The numerical value of screen in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of screen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of screen in a Sentence
People just use them for more, and therefore appreciate the bigger screen.
She would rebuff anybody who presented themselves as interested in the car, carroll Shelby himself went to visit her to see the car, and she wouldn't even open her screen door to talk to him. It was widely known she had it, but it was also widely known that you couldn't communicate with her... people had given up going for it.
I wish more people knew about this disease so they can screen early for it and get the right treatments available.
That can be frustrating and can throw people off, but I actually trust and feel safe with a director who’s not afraid to change his mind, at the end of the day, the goal is what ends up on-screen. We’re all here to facilitate his vision.
For a British home secretary to accuse and castigate ordinary people when the facts of this incident are not yet even known is shocking and disturbing, this is not simply a careless, off-the-cuff emotional response. It is a misleading, opportunistic smoke screen concocted to deflect attention from the multiple warnings Clare Mosley has had about what was clearly going to happen at Napier Barracks.
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Translations for screen
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- pantalla, xarxaCatalan, Valencian
- zástěna, obrazovka, sítoCzech
- Leinwand, Bildschirm, SchirmGerman
- bloqueo, criba, malla, mampara, pantalla, biombo, tamiz, filtrar, tamizarSpanish
- صفحه, اکرانPersian
- verho, ruutu, verkko, screen, saattue, suojaverkko, kuvaruutu, suoja, seula, valkokangas, lähettää, varustaa [[verholla]], esittää, verkottaa, seuloa, asentaa [[verho]], sensuroida, [[varustaa]] [[verkolla]], [[asentaa]] [[verkko]]Finnish
- écran, paraventFrench
- sgàileanScottish Gaelic
- schermo, paraventoItalian
- ついたて, スクリーン, 画面, フェンス, 銀幕, 柵, ふるい落とす, 除外, 取り除く, 発表する, 膜を張るJapanese
- бейнебет, экранKazakh
- 화면, 스크린Korean
- ຈໍ, ໜ້າຈໍLao
- papa whakaata, rī, mata rorohiko, rīanga, mataMāori
- skjerm, lerretNorwegian
- beeldscherm, zaalDutch
- lerret, lereft, skjermNorwegian Nynorsk
- ecrã, tela, anteparo, filtro, filtrar, exibir, telarPortuguese
- табло́, экра́н, ширма, засло́н, сеткаRussian
- ekran, екранSerbo-Croatian
- skärm, filmduk, dukSwedish
- จอ, หน้าจอThai
- paravan, ekranTurkish
- màn, màn ảnhVietnamese
- skrin, televidaskrin, nünömaskrinVolapük
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