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screen

screen

 
 
pronunciation:
skrin
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a piece of material made of woven wire. A screen covers a window, door, or other opening.
If you don't close the screen, flies will come into the house.
definition 2: the broad, flat surface on a television or computer on which you see images.
We got a new television with a fifty-inch screen.
definition 3: anything that hides or protects.
The tall bushes acted as a screen around the yard.They put screens around the patient's hospital bed.
synonyms:
cover, shield
derivations: screenlike (adj.), screener (n.)
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