a movable or fixed device, usually consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc.
a permanent, usually ornamental partition, as around the choir of a church or across the hall of a medieval house.
a specially prepared, light-reflecting surface on which motion pictures, slides, etc., may be projected.
motion pictures collectively or the motion-picture industry.
Electronics, Television. the external surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube of a television set, radar receiver, etc., on which an electronically created picture or image is formed.
Also called video screen. the portion of a terminal or monitor upon which information is displayed.
frame (def 10).
anything that shelters, protects, or conceals:
a screen of secrecy; A screen of fog prevented our seeing the ship.
a frame holding a mesh of wire, cloth, or plastic, for placing in a window or doorway, around a porch, etc., to admit air but exclude insects.
a sieve, riddle, or other meshlike device used to separate smaller particles or objects from larger ones, as for grain or sand.
a system for screening or grouping people, objects, etc.
Military. a body of troops sent out to protect the movement of an army.
Navy. a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers, around or in front of a larger ship or ships.
Physics. a shield designed to prevent interference between various agencies:
Electronics. screen grid.
Photography. a plate of ground glass or the like on which the image is brought into focus in a camera before being photographed.
Photoengraving. a transparent plate containing two sets of fine parallel lines, one crossing the other, used in the halftone process.
any of various offensive plays in which teammates form a protective formation around the ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, etc.
any of various defensive plays in which teammates conceal or block an opposing ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, or the goal, basket, net, etc., itself.
verb (used with object)
to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen.
to select, reject, consider, or group (people, objects, ideas, etc.) by examining systematically:
Job applicants were screened by the personnel department.
to provide with a screen or screens to exclude insects:
He screened the porch so they could enjoy sitting out on summer evenings.
to sift or sort by passing through a screen.
to project (a motion picture, slide, etc.) on a screen.
to show (a motion picture), especially to an invited audience, as of exhibitors and critics.
to photograph with a motion-picture camera; film.
to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.
to lighten (type or areas of a line engraving) by etching a regular pattern of dots or lines into the printing surface.
verb (used without object)
to be projected on a motion-picture screen.
a light movable frame, panel, or partition serving to shelter, divide, hide, etc
anything that serves to shelter, protect, or conceal
a frame containing a mesh that is placed over a window or opening to keep out insects
a decorated partition, esp in a church around the choir See also rood (sense 1)
a system for selecting people, such as candidates for a job
the wide end of a cathode-ray tube, esp in a television set, on which a visible image is formed
a white or silvered surface, usually fabric, placed in front of a projector to receive the enlarged image of a film or of slides
the screen, the film industry or films collectively
(photog) a plate of ground glass in some types of camera on which the image of a subject is focused before being photographed
(printing) a glass marked with fine intersecting lines, used in a camera for making half-tone reproductions
men or ships deployed around and ahead of a larger military formation to warn of attack or protect from a specific threat
(sport, mainly US & Canadian) a tactical ploy in which a player blocks an opponent’s view
(psychoanal) anything that prevents a person from realizing his true feelings about someone or something
(electronics) See screen grid
(sometimes foll by off) to shelter, protect, or conceal
to sieve or sort
to test or check (an individual or group) so as to determine suitability for a task, etc
to examine for the presence of a disease, weapons, etc: the authorities screened five hundred cholera suspects
to provide with a screen or screens
to project (a film) onto a screen, esp for public viewing
(intransitive) to be shown at a cinema or on the television
(printing) to photograph (a picture) through a screen to render it suitable for half-tone reproduction
(sport, mainly US & Canadian) to block the view of (an opposing player)
One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide.
The white or silver surface on which a picture is projected for viewing.
A screen memory.
v. screened, screen·ing, screens
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.
The surface on which an image is displayed, as on a television, computer monitor, or radar receiver.
An electrode placed between the plate (anode) and the control grid in a tetrode valve, used to reduce the capacitance between the grid and the plate, increasing its ability to respond to high frequencies, especially radio frequencies.
noun, Psychoanalysis. 1. a childhood memory, perhaps recalled falsely, that screens out a more distressing recollection. screen memory noun 1. (psychoanal) a memory that is tolerable but allied to a distressing event and which is unconsciously used to hide the distressing memory screen memory n. In psychoanalysis, the memory of an unacceptable but tolerable experience […]
noun, Digital Technology. 1. a unique sequence of characters that a person chooses to use for identification purposes when interacting with others online, as in computer games, instant messaging, or forums.
noun 1. (sometimes initial capital letter) (formerly) bingo played in a movie theater.
noun 1. an album in which pictures, newspaper clippings, etc., may be pasted or mounted. noun 1. a book or album of blank pages in which to mount newspaper cuttings, pictures, etc