- a fixed or movable upright partition used to divide a room, give shelter from drafts, heat, or light, or to provide concealment or privacy；a thing providing concealment or protection
- conceal, protect, or shelter (someone or something) with a screen or something forming a screen；separate something from something else with or as if with a screen
verb: screen, 3rd person present: screens, gerund or present participle: screening, past tense: screened, past participle: screened
noun: screen, plural noun: screens
- 1. a fixed or movable upright partition used to divide a room, give shelter from drafts, heat, or light, or to provide concealment or privacy a room with a red carpet and screens with oriental decorations 同義詞
- ▪ a thing providing concealment or protection his jeep was discreetly parked behind a screen of trees the article is using science as a screen for unexamined prejudice 同義詞
- ▪ a partition of carved wood or stone separating the nave of a church from the chancel, choir, or sanctuary the chancel screen retains two sections of the original oak arcading
- ▪ a frame with fine wire netting used in a window or doorway to keep out mosquitoes and other flying insects a screen door 同義詞
- ▪ a part of an electrical or other instrument that protects it or prevents it from causing electromagnetic interference.
- ▪ a grid placed between the control grid and the anode of a valve to reduce the capacitance between these electrodes.
- ▪ (in basketball, American football, and ice hockey) an act of obstructing or blocking an opponent or their view of play.
- 2. 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 同義詞
- ▪ a blank surface on which a movie or photographic image is projected the world's largest movie screen
- ▪ movies or television as a medium, genre, or industry she's a star of the stage as well as the screen he is interviewed on screen
- ▪ the data or images displayed on a computer screen pressing the F1 key at any time will display a help screen
- ▪ a flat piece of ground glass on which the image formed by a camera lens is focused.
- 3. a transparent, finely ruled plate or film used in halftone reproduction.
- 4. a detachment of troops or ships detailed to cover the movements of the main body HMS Prince Leopold and HMS Prince Charles sailed for Shetland with a screen of four destroyers
- 5. a large sieve or riddle, especially one for sorting substances such as grain or coal into different sizes the material retained on each sieve screen is weighed in turn 同義詞
- 1. conceal, protect, or shelter (someone or something) with a screen or something forming a screen her hair swung across to screen her face a high hedge screened all of the front from passersby 同義詞
- ▪ separate something from something else with or as if with a screen an area had been screened off as a waiting room 同義詞
- ▪ protect (someone) from something dangerous or unpleasant in my country a man of my rank would be screened completely from any risk of attack
- ▪ prevent from causing or protect from electromagnetic interference ensure that your microphone leads are properly screened from hum pickup
- ▪ (in basketball, American football, and ice hockey) obstruct or block (an opponent or their view of play).
- 2. show (a movie or video) or broadcast (a television program) the show is to be screened by HBO later this year 同義詞
- 3. test (a person or substance) for the presence or absence of a disease or contaminant outpatients were screened for cervical cancer
- ▪ check on or investigate (someone), typically to ascertain whether they are suitable for or can be trusted in a particular situation or job all prospective presidential candidates would have to be screened by the committee 同義詞
- ▪ evaluate or analyze (something) for its suitability for a particular purpose or application only one percent of rainforest plants have been screened for medical use
- ▪ exclude someone or something after evaluation or investigation anti-spam software can screen out large amounts of unwanted email
- 4. pass (a substance such as grain or coal) through a large sieve or screen, especially so as to sort it into different sizes granulated asphalt—manufactured to 40 mm down or screened to 28 mm & 14 mm down 同義詞
- 5. project (a photograph or other image) through a transparent ruled plate so as to be able to reproduce it as a halftone.