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The synonyms of “Screen” are: sieve, concealment, cover, covert, filmdom, screenland, projection screen, silver screen, crt screen, blind, partition, divider, room divider, dividing wall, separator, curtain, arras, awning, shade, shutter, canopy, windbreak, buffer, protection, shield, shelter, guard, safeguard, mesh, net, netting, display, monitor, vdu, cathode-ray tube, crt, riddle, sifter, strainer, colander, filter, winnow, test, screen out, sort, block out, conceal, hide, mask, protect, veil, cloak, camouflage, disguise, partition off, divide off, separate off, curtain off, show, present, air, broadcast, transmit, televise, put out, put on the air, telecast, relay, vet, check, check up on, check out, evaluate, assess, scrutinize, examine, investigate, scan, sift, strain
Screen as a Noun
Definitions of "Screen" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “screen” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The data or images displayed on a computer screen.
- A transparent finely ruled plate or film used in half-tone reproduction.
- A blank surface on which a film or photographic image is projected.
- (in basketball, American football, and ice hockey) an act of obstructing or blocking an opponent or their view of play.
- A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.
- A partition of carved wood or stone separating the nave of a church from the chancel, choir, or sanctuary.
- A part of an electrical or other instrument which protects it from or prevents it causing electromagnetic interference.
- A system of checking a person or thing for the presence or absence of something, typically a disease.
- A flat panel or area on an electronic device such as a television, computer, or smartphone, on which images and data are displayed.
- A detachment of troops or ships detailed to cover the movements of the main body.
- A flat piece of ground glass on which the image formed by a camera lens is focused.
- A frame with fine wire netting used in a window or doorway to keep out mosquitoes and other flying insects.
- A large sieve or riddle, especially one for sorting substances such as grain or coal into different sizes.
- A grid placed between the control grid and the anode of a valve to reduce the capacitance between these electrodes.
- 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.
- A thing providing concealment or protection.
- A strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles.
- Films or television as a medium, genre, or industry.
- A fixed or movable upright partition used to divide a room, give shelter from draughts, heat, or light, or to provide concealment or privacy.
- A protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight.
- A protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame.
- A white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing.
- The display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube.
- A windscreen of a motor vehicle.
- The personnel of the film industry.
- Partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space.
Synonyms of "Screen" as a noun (42 Words)
|arras||A wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs.|
He pulled back the arras on the far wall and went into his secret chamber.
|awning||A canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun.|
|blind||A screen for a window, especially one on a roller or made of slats.|
The holding company was just a blind.
|buffer||A neutral zone between two rival powers that is created in order to diminish the danger of conflict.|
Family and friends can provide a buffer against stress.
|canopy||The transparent covering of an aircraft cockpit.|
A romantic four poster bed complete with drapes and a canopy.
|cathode-ray tube||Electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope.|
|colander||A perforated bowl used to strain off liquid from food after washing or cooking.|
|concealment||The condition of being concealed or hidden.|
He darted forwards from the concealment of the bushes.
|cover||A covering that serves to conceal or shelter something.|
They agreed to provide additional naval cover.
|covert||A thicket in which game can hide.|
The brush provided a covert for game.
|crt||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.|
|crt screen||The personnel of the film industry.|
|curtain||A raising or lowering of the curtain at the beginning or end of an act or scene.|
She drew the curtains and lit the fire.
|display||A specialized pattern of behaviour by the males of certain species of birds, reptiles, and fish that is intended to attract a mate.|
The teal were indulging in delightful courtship displays.
|divider||A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.|
On the Labour side the big divider was still nuclear weapons.
|dividing wall||A serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility.|
|filmdom||The world of films or of the film industry.|
A feast for fans of fantasy filmdom.
|filter||A filter tip.|
An oil filter.
|guard||The person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team.|
There s bends all the way from Portlaoise to Carlow The responsibility for speeding traffic rests with the guards.
|mesh||The act of interlocking or meshing.|
100 mesh powdered cellulose.
|monitor||Display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor.|
The deployment of troops went ahead despite the shooting down of an EC monitor s helicopter.
The search was delayed allowing the murderers to escape the net.
|netting||A trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects.|
Protect crops from pigeons and other birds with netting.
|partition||The act of dividing or partitioning separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.|
The cafe was divided up by glass partitions.
|projection screen||A prediction made by extrapolating from past observations.|
|protection||Protection money paid to criminals especially on a regular basis.|
He enjoyed a sense of peace and protection in his new home.
|riddle||A difficult problem.|
They started asking riddles and telling jokes.
|room divider||Space for movement.|
|safeguard||A precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.|
The charity called for tougher safeguards to protect Britain s remaining natural forests.
|screenland||The personnel of the film industry.|
|separator||Something that keeps two or more things apart.|
Most mail daemons use commas as separators between addresses.
Various shades of blue.
|shelter||A place giving temporary protection from bad weather or danger.|
An air raid shelter.
|shield||A sporting trophy shaped like a shield consisting of an engraved metal plate mounted on a piece of wood.|
Water is a relatively good shield against cosmic rays.
|shutter||Each of a pair of hinged panels fixed inside or outside a window that can be closed for security or privacy or to keep out the light.|
He threw open the shutters to let in air and light.
|sieve||Used figuratively with reference to the fact that a sieve does not hold all its contents.|
She s forgotten all the details already she s got a mind like a sieve.
|sifter||A household sieve (as for flour.|
|silver screen||A trophy made of silver (or having the appearance of silver) that is usually awarded for winning second place in a competition.|
|strainer||A filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through.|
A tea strainer.
|vdu||(British) British term for video display.|
|windbreak||A thing, such as a row of trees or a fence, wall, or screen, that provides shelter or protection from the wind.|
|winnow||The act of separating grain from chaff.|
The winnowing was done by women.
Usage Examples of "Screen" as a noun
- A star of stage and screen.
- HMS Prince Leopold and HMS Prince Charles sailed for Shetland with a screen of four destroyers.
- A computer screen.
- Two historical swashbucklers are due to fill cinema screens this year.
- A screen of trees afforded privacy.
- A branch whipped across the screen and tore off one of the wipers.
- The material retained on each sieve screen is weighed in turn.
- Pressing the F1 key at any time will display a help screen.
- A huge movie screen.
- Gauze screens fitted to the doors and windows were tightly closed.
- A room with a red carpet and screens with oriental decorations.
- She's a star of the track as well as the screen.
- Services offered by the centre include a health screen for people who have just joined the company.
- He is interviewed on screen.
- The article is using science as a screen for unexamined prejudice.
- The Special Branch man remained hidden behind the screen for prosecution witnesses.
- They put screens in the windows for protection against insects.
- The chancel screen retains two sections of the original oak arcading.
- A metal screen protected the observers.
- A television screen.
- His jeep was discreetly parked behind a screen of trees.
- A giant video screen.
Screen as a Verb
Definitions of "Screen" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “screen” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff.
- Evaluate or analyse (something) for its suitability for a particular purpose or application.
- Protect (someone) from something dangerous or unpleasant.
- Project onto a screen for viewing.
- Pass (a substance such as grain or coal) through a large sieve or screen, especially so as to sort it into different sizes.
- Examine methodically.
- Examine in order to test suitability.
- Exclude someone or something after evaluation or investigation.
- Show (a film or video) or broadcast (a television programme.
- Project (a photograph or other image) through a transparent ruled plate so as to be able to reproduce it as a half-tone.
- Test (a person or substance) for the presence or absence of a disease.
- (in basketball, American football, and ice hockey) obstruct or block (an opponent or their view of play).
- Check on or investigate (someone), typically to ascertain whether they are suitable for or can be trusted in a particular situation or job.
- Separate something from something else with or as if with a screen.
- Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm.
- Conceal, protect, or shelter (someone or something) with a screen or something forming a screen.
- Prevent from causing or protect from electromagnetic interference.
- Prevent from entering.
- Test or examine for the presence of disease or infection.
Synonyms of "Screen" as a verb (47 Words)
|air||Expose a room to the open air in order to ventilate it.|
This show will air Saturdays at 2 P M.
|assess||Set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine.|
All empty properties will be assessed at 50 per cent.
|block out||Run on a block system.|
|broadcast||Broadcast over the airwaves as in radio or television.|
|camouflage||Hide or disguise the presence of a person animal or object by means of camouflage.|
The caravan was camouflaged with netting and branches from trees.
|check||Put a check mark on or near or next to.|
I checked my bag and got my boarding pass.
|check out||Write out a check on a bank account.|
|check up on||Arrest the motion (of something) abruptly.|
|cloak||Dress in a cloak.|
They sat cloaked and hooded.
|conceal||Hold back; keep from being perceived by others.|
A line of sand dunes concealed the distant sea.
|curtain off||Provide with drapery.|
|disguise||Conceal the nature or existence of (a feeling or situation.|
We took elaborate measures to disguise ourselves as locals.
|divide off||Separate into parts or portions.|
|evaluate||Evaluate or estimate the nature quality ability extent or significance of.|
Substitute numbers in a simple formula and evaluate the answer.
|examine||Question or examine thoroughly and closely.|
This forced us to examine every facet of our business.
|filter||Remove by passing through a filter.|
The eye filters out ultraviolet radiation.
|guard||Watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect.|
The company fiercely guarded its independence.
|hide||Prevent (someone or something) from being seen.|
Hide the money.
Let s investigate the syntax of Chinese.
|mask||Put a mask on or cover with a mask.|
The poplars masked a factory.
|partition off||Separate or apportion into sections.|
|present||Give as a present make a gift of.|
The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students.
|protect||Shield (a domestic industry) from competition by imposing import duties on foreign goods.|
Free speech is protected under Article 33 of the Constitution.
|put on the air||Make an investment.|
|put out||Cause to be in a certain state; cause to be in a certain relation.|
|relay||Control or operate by relay.|
The speech was relayed live from the palace.
|riddle||Speak in riddles.|
His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks.
A framework which safeguards employees from exploitation.
|scan||(of verse) conform to metrical principles.|
Text and pictures can be scanned into the computer.
|screen out||Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm.|
|scrutinize||Examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.|
He scrutinized his likeness in the mirror.
|separate off||Arrange or order by classes or categories.|
|shade||Represent the effect of shade or shadow on.|
Their shares shaded 10p to 334p.
|shelter||Provide shelter for.|
Only your rental income can be sheltered.
|shield||Enclose or screen (a piece of machinery) to protect the user.|
They are shielding to protect their own health.
|show||Show in or as in a picture.|
Experts say this shows the benefit of regular inspections.
|sieve||Put a food substance or other material through a sieve.|
Filters sieve large particles out of the water to prevent them from harming the pumps.
|sift||Put (a fine or loose substance) through a sieve so as to remove lumps or large particles.|
Until we sift the evidence ourselves we can t comment objectively.
|sort||Examine in order to test suitability.|
They agreed she could stay with them while she got herself sorted.
|strain||Separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements.|
I stopped and listened straining my ears for any sound.
|telecast||Broadcast via television.|
The programme will be telecast simultaneously to nearly 150 cities.
|televise||Broadcast via television.|
The network chose not to televise the opening ceremony.
|test||Produce a specified result in a medical test especially a drugs test or AIDS test.|
She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools.
|transmit||Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission.|
Transmit a message.
|veil||To obscure or conceal with or as if with a veil.|
A veiled threat.
|vet||Provide veterinary care for.|
Each applicant will be vetted by police.
|winnow||Blow a current of air through (grain) in order to remove the chaff.|
A combine cuts threshes and winnows the grain in one operation.
Usage Examples of "Screen" as a verb
- Screen a film.
- An area had been screened off as a waiting room.
- Her hair swung across to screen her face.
- Screen these samples.
- All prospective presidential candidates would have to be screened by a preselection committee.
- Screen the suitcases.
- In my country a man of my rank would be screened completely from any risk of attack.
- Anti-spam software can screen out large amounts of unwanted email.
- Only one per cent of rainforest plants have been screened for medical use.
- Screen the job applicants.
- Granulated asphalt—manufactured to 40 mm down or screened to 28 mm & 14 mm down.
- Ensure that your microphone leads are properly screened from hum pickup.
- Screen the blood for the HIV virus.
- A high hedge screened all of the front from passers-by.
- The show is to be screened by the BBC later this year.
- Outpatients were screened for cervical cancer.
Associations of "Screen" (30 Words)
|audio||The sound elements of television.|
They always raise the audio for commercials.
|binocular||Adapted for or using both eyes.|
A binocular microscope.
|blockbuster||An unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel.|
A blockbuster film.
|camcorder||A portable television camera and videocassette recorder.|
|camera||Equipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other.|
A photographer s camera flashed.
|cinema||The production of films as an art or industry.|
I was weaned on a diet of Hollywood fantasy at my local cinema.
|cinematic||Relating to the cinema.|
|clip||The act of clipping or snipping.|
He shot twice but his clip was empty.
|display||Attract attention by displaying some body part or posing of animals.|
The museum houses an informative display of rocks.
|enlarger||Photographic equipment consisting of an optical projector used to enlarge a photograph.|
|film||Make a film or photograph of something.|
A horror film.
|flick||Remove with a flick of the hand.|
The candle flickered.
|keypad||A keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard.|
|monitor||Display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor.|
The police monitor the suspect s moves.
|movie||A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement.|
We decided to go to the movies.
|performer||A person who entertains an audience.|
A circus performer.
|playback||Electronic equipment comprising the part of a tape recorder that reproduces the recorded material.|
We listened to several playbacks in the control room.
|preview||See or inspect (something) before it is used or becomes generally available.|
The preview shows a scene not included in the actual film.
|projector||An optical instrument that projects an enlarged image onto a screen.|
He was a tobacco grower and projector.
|recorder||A judge in certain courts.|
I was talking away into my recorder.
|screening||The act of concealing the existence of something by obstructing the view of it.|
Nowhere is drug screening more common than in the federal criminal justice system.
|showing||The action of showing something or the fact of being shown.|
Another showing of the three part series.
|theater||A building where theatrical performances or motion-picture shows can be presented.|
He served in the Vietnam theater for three years.
|theatrical||Suited to or characteristic of the stage or theater.|
A boarding house that catered for theatricals.
|trilogy||A group of three related things.|
A trilogy of cases reflected this development.
|tripod||A stool, table, or cauldron resting on three legs.|
|vaudeville||A light or comic stage play with interspersed songs.|
His comedic roots are in vaudeville.
|video||The appearance of text and graphics on a video display.|
He videoed our wedding.
|viewing||An opportunity to see something, especially works of art.|
The film is quite unsuitable for family viewing.
|watch||A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.|
This movie s an engrossing watch.