Dictionary Results for screen


1. screen - noun

· a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

Synonym(s): silver_screen, projection_screen

Hypernym(s): surface




2. screen - noun

· a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

Synonym(s): blind

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




3. screen - noun

· the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube

Synonym(s): CRT_screen

Hypernym(s): display, video_display




4. screen - noun

· a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

Synonym(s): cover, covert, concealment

Hypernym(s): covering




5. screen - noun

· a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame; "they put screens in the windows for protection against insects"; "a metal screen protected the observers"

Hypernym(s): protective_covering, protective_cover, protection




6. screen - noun

· the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen"

Synonym(s): filmdom, screenland

Hypernym(s): film_industry, movie_industry




7. screen - noun

· a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

Synonym(s): sieve

Hypernym(s): strainer




8. screen - noun

· partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space

Hypernym(s): partition, divider




9. screen - verb

· test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

Synonym(s): test

Hypernym(s): check




10. screen - verb

· examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"

Hypernym(s): analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass




11. screen - verb

· examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

Synonym(s): screen_out, sieve, sort

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




12. screen - verb

· project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"

Hypernym(s): show




13. screen - verb

· prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"

Synonym(s): block_out

Hypernym(s): obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close_up




14. screen - verb

· separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

Synonym(s): riddle

Hypernym(s): sift, sieve, strain




15. screen - verb

· protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

Synonym(s): shield

Hypernym(s): protect





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