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screen

 
 
pronunciation:
skrin
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a closely woven wire mesh. Screens can be used to filter liquid or grains, or to keep insects from entering through windows or doors.
If you don't close the screen, flies will come into the house.
 
definition 2: the flat surface on electronic devices such as televisions, computers, or phones on which you see text or images.
Their new TV has a very wide screen.
 
definition 3: anything that shields, hides, or protects.
The tall hedge acted as a screen around the yard.
synonyms:
cover, curtain, mask, protection, shield
definition 4: a large white surface on which movies, pictures, or other images can be shown.
definition 5: a flat, upright object like a thin wall that is used to create privacy or divide a room. Screens can be moved to different places.
 
similar words:
partition
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: screens, screening, screened
definition 1: to hide from view.
We hoped the trees would screen us from his view.
synonyms:
hide, mask
similar words:
camouflage, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, protect, shade, shelter, veil
definition 2: to separate out.
She screens her phone calls.
similar words:
evaluate, filter, sift, sort
definition 3: to project on a screen.
The theater is screening the movie three times a day.
similar words:
present, preview, project, show
derivations: screenlike (adj.), screener (n.)
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