Synonyms of screen


1. screen, silver screen, projection screen, surface

usage: a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing

2. blind, screen, protective covering, protective cover, protection

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

3. screen, CRT screen, display, video display

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

4. screen, cover, covert, concealment, covering

usage: 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. screen, protective covering, protective cover, protection

usage: 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, film industry, movie industry

usage: the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen"

7. sieve, screen, strainer

usage: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

8. screen door, screen, door

usage: 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, divider

usage: partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space


1. screen, test, check

usage: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

2. screen, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: examine methodically; "screen the suitcases"

3. screen, screen out, sieve, sort, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

4. screen, show

usage: project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"

5. screen, block out, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up

usage: prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"

6. riddle, screen, sift, sieve, strain

usage: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

7. shield, screen, protect

usage: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

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Definition and meaning of screen (Dictionary)