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Definitions of screen

  1. something that keeps things out or hinders sight; " they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
  2. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; " they crouched behind the screen"; " under cover of darkness"
  3. display on the surface of the large end of a cathode- ray tube on which is electronically created
  4. a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
  5. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
  6. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; " screen the blood for the HIV virus"
  7. protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors ( especially for protection against insects)
  8. partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
  9. a door that is a screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open door; " he heard the screen slam as she left"
  10. a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  11. examine methodically; test for suitability
  12. project onto a screen for viewing; of films
  13. examine in order to test suitability; " screen these samples"; " screen the job applicants"
  14. protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
  15. examine methodically; " screen the suitcases"
  16. prevent from entering; " block out the strong sunlight"
  17. project onto a screen for viewing; " screen a film"
  18. An erection of white canvas or wood placed on the boundary opposite a batsman to enable him to see ball better.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. A sieve.
  26. A light, movable partition for protection; a shield; as, a door screen; a curtain; anything in the nature of a protection from observation, etc.; a coarse sieve; a surface on which images are projected by a moving- picture machine or a magic lantern.
  27. To shut off from danger, observation, etc.; to shelter or conceal; protect; pass through a coarse sieve; to project ( a picture) upon a screen with a moving- picture machine or magic lantern.
  28. Screener.
  29. 1. A thin sheet of any substance used to shield an object from any influence, such as heat, light, x- rays, etc. 2. A sheet upon which a picture is projected.
  30. That which shelters from danger or observation: a partition in churches: a coarse riddle for sifting coal, etc.
  31. To shelter or conceal: to pass through a coarse riddle.
  32. A partition; something to shelter or interpose; a long coarse sieve.
  33. To shelter; conceal; pass through a coarse sieve.
  34. To shield from observation or annoyance.
  35. To sift.
  36. Anything that shields, as a light partition.
  37. That which shelters from danger, or prevents inconvenience; something movable, used to intercept heat, cold, or light; a partition in a church carried up to a certain height; a riddle or sieve.
  38. To shelter from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to pass through a coarse sieve; to riddle.
  39. A light movable partition for protecting from cold or light, or for partially intercepting the heat of a fire; anything that shelters or affords concealment; a sort of drapery for concealment; a long riddle or sieve which wards off the coarser particles, and prevents them passing through, as in coal, slaked lime- shell, and suchlike.
  40. To shelter; to conceal; to hide; to separate, as by a screen or riddle.
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Usage examples for screen

  1. When you are happy with any given screen, press Enter to get out. – Debian GNU/Linux: Guide to Installation and Usage by John Goerzen and Ossama Othman
  2. Within, the church is divided by a screen into two parts, the choir for the Fathers, the nave for the lay- brothers. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  3. The Duchesse shaded her eyes from the fire with a hand- screen, and it came between us, and I could not see her face, but her voice changed. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  4. The clerk behind the desk looked again at the information screen. – Dead Giveaway by Gordon Randall Garrett
  5. Take the screen away, Alice, and see what she's doing." – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  6. Without this destroyer screen the British Grand Fleet might have been destroyed by the Germans; if the Grand Fleet had been destroyed, the war would have ended in the defeat of the Allies; not to have maintained these destroyers in northern waters would thus have amounted simply to betraying the cause of civilization and to making Germany a free gift of victory. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  7. " Yes," replied Bat, as he moved toward the screen. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  8. She crept behind the screen into what she called " the kitchen." – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  9. I was a screen- I was to stand before them. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  10. A drift screen would be an advantage outside door of porch. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans
  11. The man in the screen started. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  12. Well, the governor general's going to screen me and find out when you'll have the shoonoon on hand. – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  13. " Screen call for you, sir," he told Tortha Karf. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  14. The picture was under way, and as he sank into his seat he saw on the screen the familiar scenes of the Labrador wild. – The Come Back by Carolyn Wells
  15. Cercy watched the screen. – Diplomatic Immunity by Robert Sheckley
  16. He always came promptly when the falling screen summoned him. – The Nameless Castle by Maurus Jókai
  17. This is why the area of light on the screen has the same form as the candle, or makes an image of it. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  18. They all looked for a moment in silence at the violet eyes that gazed at them from the screen. – Anything You Can Do ... by Gordon Randall Garrett
  19. The chest could be placed against the screen on the left or right as convenient. – Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden
  20. Prudence came out from behind her screen, lamp in hand. – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
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