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pronunciation:
skrin
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a closely woven wire mesh used to filter liquid or grains or to keep insects from entering through windows.
similar words:
filter
definition 2: an upright movable shield to provide privacy or divide a room.
synonyms:
partition
definition 3: anything that shields, hides, or protects.
synonyms:
camouflage, cover, curtain, mask, protection, shield
definition 4: a large white surface onto which a film, photographic slides, or the like can be projected.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: screened, screening, screens
definition 1: to hide (something) from view.
synonyms:
hide, mask, shield, shroud
similar words:
camouflage, cloak, cloud, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, mantle, protect, shade, shelter, veil
definition 2: to sift or separate out.
Will you screen my phone calls?
similar words:
bolt, cull, evaluate, filter, sift, sort, winnow
definition 3: to provide with a wire screen.
similar words:
curtain, lattice, trellis
definition 4: to project (a film) on a screen.
similar words:
present, preview, project, show
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derivations: screenlike (adj.), screener (n.)
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