/skrin / (say skreen)

1. a covered frame or the like, movable or fixed, serving as a shelter, partition, etc.: a firescreen.
2. an ornamental partition of wood, stone, etc., as in a church.
3. something affording a surface for displaying films, slides, etc.
4. films collectively.
5. (in a television set, VDU, etc.) the end of a cathode-ray tube on which the visible image is formed, usually framed in the casing.
6. sightscreen.
7. anything that shelters, protects, or conceals: a screen of secrecy.
8. a sheet of fine wire mesh, as one set in a frame and fitted to a door or window to keep out insects: window screens.
9. a sieve or riddle, as for grain, sand, etc.
10. Military a body of personnel sent out to cover the movement of an army.
11. Navy a protective formation of small vessels, as destroyers.
12. Physics a shield designed to prevent interference between various effects: electric screens.
13. Photoengraving
a. a transparent plate containing two sets of the fine parallel lines, one crossing the other, used in the halftone process.
b. a plastic sheet containing a special optical pattern for converting a continuous tone original into a series of dots of differing size.
verb (t)
14. to shelter, protect, or conceal with, or as with, a screen.
15. to sift by passing through a screen.
16. to project (pictures, etc.) on a screen.
17. to photograph with a film camera.
18. to provide with a screen or screens.
19. to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation, as a film.
20. to check the loyalty, character, ability, etc., of applicants, employees, or the like.
21. to subject (a population) to medical testing so as to identify individuals with a specific complaint or pathological condition: to screen the community for cancer.
verb (i)
22. to be projected, or suitable for projection, on a screen.
23. drop off the screen,
a. (of text, image, etc.) to appear to fall below the bottom of the screen of the VDU.
b. to disappear from a social milieu.
24. on screen, on the screen of a VDU: to read the document on screen.
25. screen off, to conceal or shut off behind a screen.
26. the big screen,
a. the screen in a cinema, in comparison with a television screen: we should try to see this film on the big screen.
b. cinema in general, as opposed to television: this film role marks the actor's transition to the big screen after years on television.
{Middle English scren(e), from Old French escren, variant of escrime, of Germanic origin; compare German Schirm screen, shade, umbrella}
screenable, adjective
screener, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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