Definitions of screen:
  • noun:   protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)
  • noun:   a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    Example: "They crouched behind the screen"
  • noun:   partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
  • noun:   display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created
  • noun:   a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
  • noun:   something that keeps things out or hinders sight
  • noun:   a door that is a screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open door
    Example: "He heard the screen slam as she left"
  • noun:   a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
  • verb:   project onto a screen for viewing
    Example: "Screen a film"
  • verb:   examine in order to test suitability
    Example: "Screen these samples"
  • verb:   test or examine for the presence of disease or infection
    Example: "Screen the blood for the HIV virus"
  • verb:   examine methodically
    Example: "Screen the suitcases"
  • verb:   prevent from entering
  • verb:   protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
  • verb:   separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #21906)

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