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screen

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.
definition 2: anything that shields, hides, or protects.
The tall hedge acted as a screen around the yard.
synonyms:
cover, curtain, mask, protection, shield
definition 3: a large white surface on which movies, pictures, or other images can be shown.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: screened, screening, screens
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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