Definition of screen


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • screen is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 8 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • screen is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 10 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of screen

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

    Synonyms

    1. shield

  • test or examine for the presence of disease or infection (verb)

    Examples

    1. screen the blood for the HIV virus

    Synonyms

    1. test

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

    Synonyms

    1. sieve

  • a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something (noun)

    Examples

    1. a screen of trees afforded privacy

    Synonyms

    1. concealment
    2. cover
    3. covert

  • the personnel of the film industry (noun)

    Examples

    1. a star of stage and screen

    Synonyms

    1. filmdom
    2. screenland

  • separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. riddle

  • examine in order to test suitability (verb)

    Examples

    1. screen these samples
    2. screen the job applicants

    Synonyms

    1. screen out
    2. sieve
    3. sort

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

    Synonyms

    1. projection screen
    2. silver screen

  • prevent from entering (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. block out

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

    Synonyms

    1. crt screen

  • a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. blind

  • a protective covering consisting of netting; can be mounted in a frame (noun)

    Examples

    1. they put screens in the windows for protection against insects
    2. a metal screen protected the observers

  • examine methodically (verb)

    Examples

    1. screen the suitcases

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

  • project onto a screen for viewing (verb)

    Examples

    1. screen a film

See definition of screen in Merriam Webster