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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Skreennoun

    Etymology: escran, escrein, French, which John Minsheu derives from secerniculum, Latin. Nimis violenter ut solet, says Stephen Skinner, which may be true as to one of the senses; but if the first sense of skreen be a kind of coarse sieve or riddle, it may perhaps come, if not from cribrum, from some of the descendants of cerno.

    A skuttle or skreen to rid soil fro’ the corn. Thomas Tusser.

    Fenc’d from day, by night’s eternal skreen;
    Unknown to heav’n, and to myself unseen. Dryden.

  2. To Skreenverb

    Etymology: from the noun.

    The curtains closely drawn, the light to skreen:
    Thus cover’d with an artificial night,
    Sleep did his office. Dryden.

    The waters mounted up into the air: their interposition betwixt the earth and the sun skreen and fence off the heat, otherwise insupportable. John Woodward, Natural History.

    Ajax interpos’d
    His sevenfold shield, and skreen’d Laertes’ son,
    When the insulting Trojans urg’d him sore. Philips.

    He that travels with them is to skreen them, and get them out when they have run themselves into the briars. John Locke.

    His majesty encouraged his subjects to make mouths at their betters, and afterwards skreened them from punishment. Spect.

    The scales, of which the scarf-skin is composed, are designed to fence the orifices of the secretory ducts of the miliary glands, and to skreen the nerves from external injuries. George Cheyne.


  1. Skreen

    Skreen (Irish: An Scrín, meaning 'the shrine') is a small village and parish in County Sligo, Ireland.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skreen

    see Screen


  1. Skreen

    Skreen is a small village and its surrounding parish in County Sligo, Ireland.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of skreen in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of skreen in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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