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Definition 1: a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they put screens in the windows for protection against insects
  • a metal screen protected the observers

(screen is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of screen ) a metal screen before an open fire for protection (especially against flying sparks)

(... is a kind of screen ) a fine net or screen (especially around beds) to protect against mosquitos

(... is a kind of screen ) (military) screen consisting of a cloud of smoke that obscures movements

(... is a kind of screen ) screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

(... is a kind of screen ) transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle

(... is part of screen) 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

"he heard the screen door slam as she left"

(screen is made of the substance ...) fabric of metal or plastic mesh

Definition 2: a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

(... is a kind of screen ) a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)

"he waited impatiently in the blind"

(... is a kind of screen ) device or stratagem for concealment or deceit

(... is a kind of screen ) a translucent screen made of a wooden frame covered with rice paper

(... is a kind of screen ) screen consisting of a figure of a horse behind which a hunter hides while stalking game

Definition 3: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through

(... is a kind of screen ) a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

(... is a kind of screen ) a household sieve (as for flour)

Definition 4: partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space - [noun denoting artifact]

(screen is a kind of ...) a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)

(... is a kind of screen ) a painted or carved screen placed above and behind an altar or communion table

(... is a kind of screen ) a screen used in India to separate women from men or strangers

(... is a kind of screen ) a screen in a church; separates the nave from the choir or chancel

Definition 5: a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury

"they had no protection from the fallout" "wax provided protection for the floors"

(... is a kind of screen ) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

(... is a kind of screen ) a hinged blind for a window

(... is a kind of screen ) a blind for privacy or to keep out light

(... is a kind of screen ) blind consisting of a leather eyepatch sewn to the side of the halter that prevents a horse from seeing something on either side

Definition 6: the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) an electronic device that represents information in visual form

(... is a kind of screen ) (computer science) the area of the screen in graphical user interfaces against which icons and windows appear

(... is a kind of screen ) a screen used to display the output of a computer to the user

(screen is a part of ...) (computer science) a window for an active application

(... is part of screen) a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen

Definition 7: a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

"there is a special cleaner for these surfaces" "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"

(... is a kind of screen ) a projection screen that is much wider than it is high

Definition 8: the personnel of the film industry - [noun denoting group]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a star of stage and screen

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies

Definition 9: examine methodically - [verb of cognition]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen the suitcases

(screen is a kind of ...) consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning

"analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare" "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial" "analyze your real motives"

(screen implies ...) terminate, end, or take out

"Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics" "Socialism extinguished these archaic customs" "eliminate my debts"

Definition 10: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

Definition 11: prevent from entering - [verb of contact]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • block out the strong sunlight

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) block passage through

"obstruct the path"

(... is a kind of screen ) protect from light, heat, or view

"Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

Definition 12: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements

"sift the flour"

Definition 13: project onto a screen for viewing - [verb of perception]

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen a film

(screen is a kind of ...) make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen these samples
  • screen the job applicants

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Samples where screen or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • screen the blood for the HIV virus

Synonyms for screen in the sense of this definition

(screen is a kind of ...) make an examination or investigation

"check into the rumor" "check the time of the class"

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