NounScreen (plural Screens)
- A physical divider intended to block an area from view.
- A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
- The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
- 1977, Sex Pistols, Spunk, “Problems”:
- You won't find me living for the screen
- 1977, Sex Pistols, Spunk, “Problems”:
- The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation
- (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
- Jones caught the foul up against the screen.
- In mining and quarries, a frame supporting a mesh of bars or wires used to classify fragments of stone by size, allowing the passage of fragments whose a diameter is smaller than the distance between the bars or wires.
- (printing) A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.
- (nautical) A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.
- (basketball): pick
- To filter by passing through a screen.
- Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
- To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
- The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
- (film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
- The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
- To fit with a screen.
- We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.
Adjectives for Screen
featureless; leafy; costly; omnipresent; mendacious; little; hand; impenetrable; luminous; stubble; theoretical; shadowy; fluorescent.
Verbs for Screen
contrive—; employ—; fold—; frame—; hinge—; insert—; necessitate—; observe through—; project on—; remp; view on—; —encloses; —envelops; —guards .
Adverbs for Screen
protectively; effectually; leafily; faithfully; modernistically; coveniently.
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Middle English screne 'windscreen, firescreen', from Anglo-Norman escren 'firescreen, the tester of a bed' (compare French écran 'screen'), from Old Low Franconian *skrank 'barrier' (compare German Schrank 'cupboard', Schranke 'fence').
- The translations below need to be checked.
- ^ Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, s.v. "screen" (NY: Gramercy Books, 1996), 1721.
- Chinese screen
- moving screen
- screen door
- screen wall
- silver screen
- touch screen
- screen printing
- Screen in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Screen in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911