screen

screen
[[t]skrin[/t]]
n.
1) a movable or fixed device, usu. consisting of a covered frame, that provides shelter, serves as a partition, etc
2) a permanent, usu. ornamental partition, as around the choir of a church
3) mot a specially prepared, light-reflecting surface on which motion pictures, slides, etc., may be projected
4) motion pictures collectively or the motion-picture industry
5) elo cmp the part of a television or computer on which a picture is formed or information is displayed
6) anything that shelters, protects, or conceals
7) a frame holding a mesh of wire, cloth, or plastic, for placing in a window or doorway, to admit air but exclude insects
8) bui min a sieve or other meshlike device used to separate smaller particles or objects from larger ones
9) a system for screening or grouping people, objects, etc
10) mil a body of troops sent out to protect the movement of an army
11) mil a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers, around a larger ship or ships
12) pht a plate of ground glass or the like on which the image is brought into focus in a camera before being photographed
13) pri Print. a glass plate on which two sets of intersecting lines have been etched, used to make halftones
14) spo (in sports) any of various interposing plays or tactics to protect a teammate with the ball or to obstruct an opponent
15) to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen
16) to select, reject or consider (people, objects, ideas, etc.) by examining systematically
17) to provide with a screen or screens
18) bui to sift or sort by passing through a screen
19)
a) mot to project (a motion picture, slide, etc.) on a screen
b) to photograph with a motion-picture camera; film
c) to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture
20) pri to lighten (type or areas of a line engraving) by etching a regular pattern of dots or lines into the printing surface
Etymology: 1350–1400; (n.) < AF; OF escren < Frankish *skrank, c. OHG scrank barrier screen′a•ble, adj. screen′er, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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