Definitions for screen

Definitions for (noun) screen

Main entry: screen, blind

Definition: a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

Usage: they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

Main entry: screen

Definition: a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame

Usage: they put screens in the windows for protection against insects; a metal screen protected the observers

Main entry: screen, concealment, cover, covert

Definition: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

Usage: a screen of trees afforded privacy; under cover of darkness; the brush provided a covert for game; the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background

Main entry: screen

Definition: partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space

Main entry: screen, CRT screen

Definition: the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube

Main entry: screen, silver screen, projection screen

Definition: a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

Main entry: screen, screen door

Definition: a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door

Usage: he heard the screen slam as she left

Main entry: sieve, screen

Definition: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Main entry: filmdom, screen, screenland

Definition: the personnel of the film industry

Usage: a star of stage and screen

Definitions for (verb) screen

Main entry: screen

Definition: examine methodically

Usage: screen the suitcases

Main entry: shield, screen

Definition: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

Main entry: riddle, screen

Definition: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

Main entry: screen, block out

Definition: prevent from entering

Usage: block out the strong sunlight

Main entry: screen

Definition: project onto a screen for viewing

Usage: screen a film

Main entry: sieve, screen, screen out, sort

Definition: examine in order to test suitability

Usage: screen these samples; screen the job applicants

Main entry: test, screen

Definition: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

Usage: screen the blood for the HIV virus

Visual thesaurus for screen