Definition of "screen" []

  • A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect. (noun)
  • One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide: Security guards formed a screen around the President. A screen of evergreens afforded privacy from our neighbors. (noun)
  • A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal. (noun)
  • A system for preliminary appraisal and selection of personnel as to their suitability for particular jobs. (noun)
  • A window or door insertion of framed wire or plastic mesh used to keep out insects and permit air flow. (noun)
  • A light movable frame, panel, or partition serving to shelter, divide, hide, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Anything that serves to shelter, protect, or conceal (noun)
  • A frame containing a mesh that is placed over a window or opening to keep out insects (noun)
  • A decorated partition, esp in a church around the choir (noun)
  • A sieve (noun)
  • A system for selecting people, such as candidates for a job (noun)
  • The wide end of a cathode-ray tube, esp in a television set, on which a visible image is formed (noun)
  • A white or silvered surface, usually fabric, placed in front of a projector to receive the enlarged image of a film or of slides (noun)
  • A plate of ground glass in some types of camera on which the image of a subject is focused before being photographed (noun)
  • A glass marked with fine intersecting lines, used in a camera for making half-tone reproductions (noun)
  • Men or ships deployed around and ahead of a larger military formation to warn of attack or protect from a specific threat (noun)
  • A tactical ploy in which a player blocks an opponent's view (noun)
  • Anything that prevents a person from realizing his true feelings about someone or something (noun)
  • To shelter, protect, or conceal (verb)
  • To sieve or sort (verb)
  • To test or check (an individual or group) so as to determine suitability for a task, etc (verb)
  • To examine for the presence of a disease, weapons, etc (verb)
  • To provide with a screen or screens (verb)
  • To project (a film) onto a screen, esp for public viewing (verb)
  • To be shown at a cinema or on the television (verb)
  • To photograph (a picture) through a screen to render it suitable for half-tone reproduction (verb)
  • To block the view of (an opposing player) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "screen" in a sentence
  • "The title screen for Treasure Quest flashed on the screen."
  • "A rain screen is beneficial for its ability to allow airflow behind the siding thus allowing any moisture to escape."
  • "The title screen was the climax of one mission and showed how they came to be a team."