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screen Tweet Definition of screen Like Definition of screen on Facebook
noun
  1. A physical divider intended to block an area from view.
  2. A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
  3. The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
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      1. The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation
      2. (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
      3. (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
      Jones caught the foul up against the .
verb
  1. To filter by passing through a screen.
Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
  1. To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
  1. (context, film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
  1. To fit with a screen.
We need to this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.
silver screen Tweet Definition of silver screen Like Definition of silver screen on Facebook
noun
  1. the cinema screen onto which movies are projected
  2. (idiom) By extension, the movies or that related to movies or cinema.
Stars of the stage and the gathered for the awards ceremony.
stripe Tweet Definition of stripe Like Definition of stripe on Facebook
noun
  1. A long, straight region of a single colour.
  2. (in plural) The badge worn by certain officers in the military or other forces.
sunlamp Tweet Definition of sunlamp Like Definition of sunlamp on Facebook
noun
  1. A mercury-vapour lamp that produces ultraviolet radiation; used for therapeutic or cosmetic purposes

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