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Screen meaning

screen - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. examine methodically; " screen the suitcases"
  2. 2. prevent from entering; " block out the strong sunlight"
  3. 3. project onto a screen for viewing; " screen a film"
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. A partition; something to shelter or interpose; a long coarse sieve.
  11. 11. To shelter; conceal; pass through a coarse sieve.

screen - examples of usage

  1. But even had she not been hidden by the screen, the expression on her face might have meant nothing to him- that is, nothing more than the ready sympathy he was so well accustomed to. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  2. She looked again at the screen. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
  3. He indicated the screen. - "Syndrome", Thomas Hoover.
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