Meaning of SCREEN in English

SCREEN

add. ·noun an erection of white canvas or wood placed on the boundary opposite a batsman to enable him to see ball better.

2. screen ·noun a surface, as that afforded by a curtain, sheet, wall, ·etc., upon which an image, as a picture, is thrown by a magic lantern, solar microscope, ·etc.

3. screen ·noun a dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, or the like.

4. screen ·noun anything that separates or cuts off inconvenience, injury, or danger; that which shelters or conceals from view; a shield or protection; as, a fire screen.

5. screen ·noun a long, coarse riddle or sieve, sometimes a revolving perforated cylinder, used to separate the coarser from the finer parts, as of coal, sand, gravel, and the like.

6. screen ·vt to pass, as coal, gravel, ashes, ·etc., through a screen in order to separate the coarse from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable; to sift.

7. screen ·vt to provide with a shelter or means of concealment; to separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury, or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill.

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