Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun screen

9 senses of screen

Sense 1
screen, silver screen, projection screen -- (a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing)
       => surface -- (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface")

Sense 2
blind, screen -- (a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet")
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 3
screen, CRT screen -- (the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube)
       => display, video display -- (an electronic device that represents information in visual form)

Sense 4
screen, cover, covert, concealment -- (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")
       => covering -- (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

Sense 5
screen -- (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")
       => protective covering, protective cover, protection -- (a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors")

Sense 6
filmdom, screenland, screen -- (the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen")
       => film industry, movie industry -- (the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies)

Sense 7
sieve, screen -- (a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles)
       => strainer -- (a filter to retain larger pieces while smaller pieces and liquids pass through)

Sense 8
screen door, screen -- (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; "he heard the screen slam as she left")
       => door -- (a swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle; "he knocked on the door"; "he slammed the door as he left")

Sense 9
screen -- (partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space)
       => partition, divider -- (a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb screen

7 senses of screen

Sense 1
screen, test -- (test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus")
       => check -- (make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class")

Sense 2
screen -- (examine methodically; "screen the suitcases")
       => analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas -- (consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning; "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare"; "analyze the evidence in a criminal trial"; "analyze your real motives")

Sense 3
screen, screen out, sieve, sort -- (examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 4
screen -- (project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film")
       => show -- (make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please")

Sense 5
screen, block out -- (prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight")
       => obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up -- (block passage through; "obstruct the path")

Sense 6
riddle, screen -- (separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff)
       => sift, sieve, strain -- (separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements; "sift the flour")

Sense 7
shield, screen -- (protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

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