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Overview of noun screen

The noun screen has 9 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (4) screen, silver screen, projection screen

(a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing)

2. (3) blind, screen

(a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet")

3. (2) screen, CRT screen

(the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube)

4. (2) 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")

5. (1) 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")

6. filmdom, screenland, screen

(the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen")

7. sieve, screen

(a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles)

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")

9. screen

(partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space)


Overview of verb screen

The verb screen has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) screen, test

(test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus")

2. (2) screen

(examine methodically; "screen the suitcases")

3. screen, screen out, sieve, sort

(examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants")

4. screen

(project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film")

5. screen, block out

(prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight")

6. riddle, screen

(separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff)

7. shield, screen

(protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm)

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