|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.||See also rood a decorated partition, esp in a church around the choir|
|6.||a system for selecting people, such as candidates for a job|
|7.||the wide end of a cathode-ray tube, esp in a television set, on which a visible image is formed|
|8.||a white or silvered surface, usually fabric, placed in front of a projector to receive the enlarged image of a film or of slides|
|9.||the screen the film industry or films collectively|
|10.||photog a plate of ground glass in some types of camera on which the image of a subject is focused before being photographed|
|11.||printing a glass marked with fine intersecting lines, used in a camera for making half-tone reproductions|
|12.||men or ships deployed around and ahead of a larger military formation to warn of attack or protect from a specific threat|
|13.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) sport a tactical ploy in which a player blocks an opponent's view|
|14.||psychoanal anything that prevents a person from realizing his true feelings about someone or something|
|15.||electronics See screen grid|
|17.||to sieve or sort|
|18.||to test or check (an individual or group) so as to determine suitability for a task, etc|
|19.||to examine for the presence of a disease, weapons, etc: the authorities screened five hundred cholera suspects|
|20.||to provide with a screen or screens|
|21.||to project (a film) onto a screen, esp for public viewing|
|22.||(intr) to be shown at a cinema or on the television|
|23.||printing to photograph (a picture) through a screen to render it suitable for half-tone reproduction|
|24.||chiefly (US), (Canadian) sport to block the view of (an opposing player)|
|[C15: from Old French escren (French écran); related to Old High German skrank, German Schrank cupboard]|
One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide.
The white or silver surface on which a picture is projected for viewing.
A screen memory.
To process a group of people in order to select or separate certain individuals from it.
To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.
|screen (skrēn) Pronunciation Key