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

Anagrams for screen »

  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. Natalia Rutkowski:

    I had already checked my bag and was helping my mom to check in on the computer when a prompt on the screen said a United Airlines staff member had to swipe, at first, an old woman said, ‘ No, she is not allowed to take her bag onto the plane, ’.

  2. Nguyen Thi Thu Huyen:

    I feel very proud watching the Olympics and seeing our garments on screen. It might not be the exact one I made, but one of them must be.

  3. Ankur Jain:

    The question is how do you provide value-added services to people in a world where you are not locked behind a screen like this but where it is augmented everywhere. And the only way to provide that is not to have all the information everywhere you go, because that would be overwhelming, but it is knowing what information is relevant to you, the specific individual, and when, the only way you can do that, I believe, is understanding the context of how you relate to the things around you.

  4. Palo Alto police:

    The couple had been asleep in their bedroom when they were awakened by the unknown suspect speaking to them and asking to use their WiFi network, officers determined the suspect had climbed into the home after cutting a screen covering an open window in the side yard.

  5. Robert Bresson:

    My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water.

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