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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
screen /skrin/USA pronunciationn. [countable]
  • a device, usually a covered frame, that provides shelter, separates parts of a room, etc.:The doctor pulled the screen around the patient's bed.
  • Cinemaa surface on which motion pictures, etc., may be projected:They put up the screen and turned on the slide projector.
  • the motion-picture industry:His novel was a success on screen.
  • Electronicsthe part of a television or computer on which a picture is formed or information is displayed:The numbers danced across the computer screen.
  • anything that shelters or conceals:a screen of trees to block the strong winds.
  • a frame holding a mesh of wire, for placing in a window or doorway, etc., to allow air in and out but to keep out insects:There must be a hole in the screen.

  • v. [+ object]
  • to shelter or conceal with or as if with a screen:The tall trees screened the house from view.
  • to select, reject, consider, or group (people, etc.) by examining systematically:We screened several applicants for the job.
  • to provide with a screen or screens:to screen in the porch.
  • to project (a motion picture, etc.) on a screen:The movie version of[Robin Hood]will be screened next month.


  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    screen /skriːn/ n
    1. a light movable frame, panel, or partition serving to shelter, divide, hide, etc
    2. anything that serves to shelter, protect, or conceal
    3. a frame containing a mesh that is placed over a window or opening to keep out insects
    4. a decorated partition, esp in a church around the choir
    5. a sieve
    6. the wide end of a cathode-ray tube, esp in a television set, on which a visible image is formed
    7. a white or silvered surface, usually fabric, placed in front of a projector to receive the enlarged image of a film or of slides
    8. the screenthe film industry or films collectively
    9. a plate of ground glass in some types of camera on which the image of a subject is focused before being photographed
    10. men or ships deployed around and ahead of a larger military formation to warn of attack or protect from a specific threat
    11. See screen grid
    vb (transitive)
    1. (sometimes followed by off) to shelter, protect, or conceal
    2. to sieve or sort
    3. to test or check (an individual or group) so as to determine suitability for a task, etc
    4. to examine for the presence of a disease, weapons, etc
    5. to provide with a screen or screens
    6. to project (a film) onto a screen, esp for public viewing
    Etymology: 15th Century: from Old French escren (French écran); related to Old High German skrank, German Schrank cupboard

    ˈscreenable adj ˈscreener n ˈscreenˌful n



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