Meaning of screen

Definition of screen

(noun) a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
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"
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"
the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen"
a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
(verb) test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"
examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"
prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

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