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Synonyms for screen

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  1. screennoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. screen

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    bury, cloak, conceal, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, secrete, suppress, veil

    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. screenverb

    shelter, protect, defend, hide, palliate, mitigate, curtain, cloak, defend, harbor, fence, ward, shade

    open, expose, surrender, betray, aggravate, exaggerate, prosecute

Princeton's WordNet

  1. screen, silver screen, projection screennoun

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

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  2. blind, screennoun

    a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

    "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, subterfuge, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  3. screen, CRT screennoun

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

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  4. screen, cover, covert, concealmentnoun

    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"

    masking, blanket, covering, silver screen, blind, projection screen, covert, back, screen door, covering fire, hiding, screenland, natural covering, cover song, privateness, sieve, concealing, concealment, cover version, top, cover, privacy, filmdom, binding, cover charge, secrecy, screening, book binding

  5. screennoun

    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"

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  6. filmdom, screenland, screennoun

    the personnel of the film industry

    "a star of stage and screen"

    cover, screenland, silver screen, sieve, filmdom, covert, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  7. sieve, screennoun

    a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  8. screen door, screennoun

    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"

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  9. screenverb

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

    cover, silver screen, screenland, filmdom, covert, sieve, screen door, projection screen, concealment, blind

  10. screen, testverb

    test or examine for the presence of disease or infection

    "screen the blood for the HIV virus"

    test, examine, sieve, quiz, riddle, essay, try, prove, try out, block out, sort, shield, screen out

  11. screenverb

    examine methodically

    "screen the suitcases"

    sieve, riddle, sort, test, block out, screen out, shield

  12. screen, screen out, sieve, sortverb

    examine in order to test suitability

    "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"

    test, sift, assort, sieve, strain, class, riddle, classify, separate, block out, sort, sort out, shield, screen out

  13. screenverb

    project onto a screen for viewing

    "screen a film"

    sieve, riddle, sort, test, block out, screen out, shield

  14. screen, block outverb

    prevent from entering

    "block out the strong sunlight"

    test, sieve, riddle, block out, sort, shield, mask, screen out

  15. riddle, screenverb

    separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff

    test, riddle, imbue, diffuse, penetrate, permeate, sieve, interpenetrate, pervade, block out, sort, shield, screen out

  16. shield, screenverb

    protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

    test, sieve, riddle, harbour, block out, sort, shield, harbor, screen out

Editors Contribution

  1. display

    (same definition)

    my smartphone's display is broken

    Submitted by anonymous on May 14, 2020  
  2. display

    a flat panel or area on an electronic device such as a television, computer, or smartphone, on which images and data are displayed.

    a television screen.

    Submitted by JP03 on June 7, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. screennoun

    protection, guard, defence, shield

  2. screennoun

    veil, disguise, cloak, cover

  3. screenverb

    hide, shelter, cover, conceal, shroud, mask, cloak, protect, defend

  4. screenverb

    riddle, sift

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. screennoun

    shield, protection, guard, defense, traverse, fender, mask, disguise, sieve, riddle, jube, parclose, rood screen, pavesade

  2. screenverb

    shield, defend, protect, cover, conceal, cloak, hide, sift, riddle

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How to use screen in a sentence?

  1. Duncan Clark:

    What keeps people up at night is the fact that they might miss a certain trend or a certain hot company that really is going to bring all the attention and the users in, the fight to stay essential, to stay relevant, to stay on top of the home screen, it's what it's all about.

  2. Kelvin Sampson:

    We had to kind of reacquaint ourselves with who we were defensively, defensively, second half, I thought we were outstanding in just about every facet, our ball screen coverages, side pick-and-roll, mid pick-and-roll, our shot contest, defensive rebounding.

  3. Cora Breuner:

    I always say in my clinic, everybody has to shut off their screen between 9 and 10.

  4. Joost A. Merloo:

    The cult of passivity and so-called relaxation is one of most dangerous developments of our times. Essentially, it represents a camouflage pattern, the double wish not to see the dangers and challenges of life and not to be seen… Silent, lonely relaxation with alcohol, sweets, or the television screen… may soothe the mind into a passivity that may gradually make it vulnerable to the seductive ideology of some feared enemy. Denying the danger of totalitarianism through passivity, may gradually surrender to its blandishments those who were initially afraid of it.

  5. Paul Dergarabedian:

    The ebb and flow of the popularity of streaming is mainly determined by the ups and downs of the pandemic, that has created not only a conundrum for studios, but also for consumers who are torn between their desire to see blockbuster films on the big screen at their local multiplex or from the comfort of the couch at home.

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    • A. Stupid
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    • C. Contradictory
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