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Dictionary definition for: Screen

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

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

3. (n) something that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

4. (v) examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"

5. (n) display on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube on which is electronically created

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

7. (n) a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something; "they crouched behind the screen" "under cover of darkness"

8. (v) project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"

9. (n) protective covering consisting of a metallic netting mounted in a frame and covering windows or doors (especially for protection against insects)

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

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

12. (v) separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

13. (n) a door that is a screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open door; "he heard the screen slam as she left"

14. (v) protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

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

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