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English noun: screen

1. screen (artifact) a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing


Synonymsprojection screen, silver screen


Broader (hypernym)surface


Narrower (hyponym)wide screen

2. screen (artifact) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight


SamplesThey had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet.


Synonymsblind


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)blinder, blinker, curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pall, shutter, window blind, winker

3. screen (artifact) the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube


SynonymsCRT screen


Broader (hypernym)display, video display


Narrower (hyponym)background, computer display, computer screen, desktop, screen background


Part holonymforeground


Part meronymcathode-ray tube, CRT

4. screen (artifact) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something


SamplesA 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.


Synonymsconcealment, cover, covert


Broader (hypernym)covering


Narrower (hyponym)blind, camouflage, shoji, stalking-horse

5. screen (artifact) a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame


SamplesThey put screens in the windows for protection against insects.
A metal screen protected the observers.


Broader (hypernym)protection, protective cover, protective covering


Narrower (hyponym)fire screen, fireguard, mosquito net, smoke screen, smokescreen, window screen, windscreen, windshield


Part meronymscreen, screen door


Substance holonymscreening

6. screen (group) the personnel of the film industry


SamplesA star of stage and screen.


Synonymsfilmdom, screenland


Broader (hypernym)film industry, movie industry

7. screen (artifact) a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles


Synonymssieve


Broader (hypernym)strainer


Narrower (hyponym)riddle, sifter

8. screen (artifact) a door that consists of a frame holding metallic or plastic netting; used to allow ventilation and to keep insects from entering a building through the open door


SamplesHe heard the screen slam as she left.


Synonymsscreen door


Broader (hypernym)door


Part holonymscreen

9. screen (artifact) partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space


Broader (hypernym)divider, partition


Narrower (hyponym)altarpiece, purdah, reredos, rood screen


English verb: screen

1. screen (social) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection


SamplesScreen the blood for the HIV virus.


Synonymstest


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)check

2. screen (cognition) examine methodically


SamplesScreen the suitcases.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass, examine, study


Entaildo away with, eliminate, extinguish, get rid of

3. screen (social) examine in order to test suitability


SamplesScreen these samples.
Screen the job applicants.


Synonymsscreen out, sieve, sort


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take

4. screen (perception) project onto a screen for viewing


SamplesScreen a film.


ExamplesSam and Sue screen the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)show

5. screen (contact) prevent from entering


SamplesBlock out the strong sunlight.


Synonymsblock out


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)block, close up, impede, jam, obstruct, obturate, occlude


Narrower (hyponym)shade

6. screen (contact) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff


Synonymsriddle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)sieve, sift, strain

7. screen (competition) protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm


Synonymsshield


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)protect









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