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Screen 1Definition: Anything that
cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which
conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen.
Screen 2Definition: A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.
Screen 3Definition: A surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall,
etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope,
Screen 4Definition: A long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the
coarser from the finer
parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.
Screen 5Definition: To provide with a shelter or
means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as,
fruits screened from cold
winds by a forest or hill.
Screen 6Definition: To pass, as coal, gravel, ashes,
etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.
screen 7Definition: something that
keeps things out or
hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up
screen 8Definition: protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering
doors (especially for protection against
screen 9Definition: a covering that
serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen"; "under cover of darkness"
screen 10Definition: partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that
serves to divide a space
screen 11Definition: display on the surface of the large end of a
cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created
screen 12Definition: a white or silvered surface where
pictures can be projected for viewing
screen 13Definition: a door that is a screen to keep
insects from entering a building through the open door; "he heard the screen slam as she left"
screen 14Definition: a strainer for separating
lumps from powdered material or grading
screen 15Definition: examine methodically; "screen the
screen 16Definition: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
screen 17Definition: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
screen 18Definition: prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
screen 19Definition: project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"
screen 20Definition: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these
samples"; "screen the job
screen 21Definition: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"