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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
screen /skrin/USA pronunciation  n. [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.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
    screen  (skrēn), 
    1. a movable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.
    2. a permanent, usually ornamental partition, as around the choir of a church or across the hall of a medieval house.
    3. Cinemaa specially prepared, light-reflecting surface on which motion pictures, slides, etc., may be projected.
    4. motion pictures collectively or the motion-picture industry.
    5. Electronics[Electronics, Television.]the external surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube of a television set, radar receiver, etc., on which an electronically created picture or image is formed.
    6. [Computers.]
        • Also called video screen. the portion of a terminal or monitor upon which information is displayed.
        • frame (def. 10).
    7. anything that shelters, protects, or conceals:a screen of secrecy; A screen of fog prevented our seeing the ship.
    8. a frame holding a mesh of wire, cloth, or plastic, for placing in a window or doorway, around a porch, etc., to admit air but exclude insects.
    9. Building, Mininga sieve, riddle, or other meshlike device used to separate smaller particles or objects from larger ones, as for grain or sand.
    10. a system for screening or grouping people, objects, etc.
    11. Military[Mil.]a body of troops sent out to protect the movement of an army.
    12. Military[Navy.]a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers, around or in front of a larger ship or ships.
    13. Physics[Physics.]a shield designed to prevent interference between various agencies:electric screen.
    14. Electronics[Electronics.]See screen grid. 
    15. Photography[Photog.]a plate of ground glass or the like on which the image is brought into focus in a camera before being photographed.
    16. Printing[Photoengraving.]a transparent plate containing two sets of fine parallel lines, one crossing the other, used in the halftone process.
    17. [Sports.]
        • any of various offensive plays in which teammates form a protective formation around the ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, etc.
        • any of various defensive plays in which teammates conceal or block an opposing ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, or the goal, basket, net, etc., itself.

  • to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen.
  • to select, reject, consider, or group (people, objects, ideas, etc.) by examining systematically:Job applicants were screened by the personnel department.
  • to provide with a screen or screens to exclude insects:He screened the porch so they could enjoy sitting out on summer evenings.
  • Buildingto sift or sort by passing through a screen.
  • to project (a motion picture, slide, etc.) on a screen.
  • [Motion Pictures.]
      • to show (a motion picture), esp. to an invited audience, as of exhibitors and critics.
      • to photograph with a motion-picture camera;
      • to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.
  • Printingto lighten (type or areas of a line engraving) by etching a regular pattern of dots or lines into the printing surface.

  • v.i. 
  • Cinemato be projected on a motion-picture screen.
  • Etymology:
    • Frankish *skrank, cognate with Old High German scrank barrier (German Schrank cupboard)
    • Anglo-French; Old French escren (French écran)
    • Middle English screne (noun, nominal) 1350–1400
    screena•ble, adj. 
    screener, n. 
    screenless, adj. 
    screenlike′, adj. 
    7 . guard, shield. See cover.  18 . veil, defend, shield, hide, mask.

    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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