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  Definition of screen
  1. something that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
  2. protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)
  3. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
  4. partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
  5. display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created
  6. a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
  7. 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"
  8. a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  9. examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"
  10. protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
  11. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
  12. prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
  13. project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"
  14. examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
  15. test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
Similar Words: blind, cover, covert, concealment, CRT screen, silver screen, projection screen, screen door, sieve, shield, riddle, block out, screen out, sort, test

 

Hyponyms: curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall, shutter, window blind, winker, blinker, blinder, fire screen, fireguard, mosquito net, smoke screen, smokescreen, window screen, windshield, windscreen, blind, camouflage, shoji, stalking-horse, altarpiece, reredos, purdah, rood screen, background, desktop, screen background, computer screen, computer display, wide screen, riddle, sifter, shade

 

Entailments: eliminate, get rid of, do away with

 

Part Meronyms: screen door, cathode-ray tube, CRT

 

Derivational Morphology: shield, block out, cover, spread over, riddle, sift, sieve, strain, screener, screening, blind, screen door, covering, masking, buckler, defender, guardian, protector, shielder, shielding, silver screen, projection screen, showing, viewing, sort, sorting

 

Anagrams: censer, secern

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: ekran   Croatian: ekran  
Dutch: scherm   French: écran  
German: Schirm   Greek: οθόνη  
Italian: schermo   Japanese: スクリーン  
Korean: 스크린   Latin: umbraculum  
Macedonian: екран   Maltese: skrin  
Polish: ekran   Russian: экран  
Spanish: pantalla  
 
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