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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)

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.

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."