From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscreenscreen1 /skriːn/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 television/computer [countable]AMFAMT the part of a television or computer where the picture or information appearsmonitor a computer with an 18-inch colour screen He went on staring at the TV screen.on (a) screen Her picture appeared on the screen. It’s easy to change the text on screen before printing it.2 film a) [countable] the large white surface that pictures are shown on in a cinema He was horrified at some of the images he saw on the screen. b) [singular, uncountable]AMF films in general This is the first time the play has been adapted for the big screen (=films). a star of stage and screen (=the theatre and films)on screen his first appearance on screen a well-known screen actor3 movable wall [countable]DM a piece of furniture like a thin wall that can be moved around and is used to divide one part of a room from another There was a screen around his bed.4 something that hides a) [countable] something tall and wide that hides a place or thingscreen of The house was hidden behind a screen of bushes. b) [singular] something that hides what someone is doingscreen for The business was just a screen for his drug-dealing activities.5 test for illness [countable] British English a medical test to see whether someone has an illness SYN screening American English The company is offering a free health screen to all employees. 6 door/window [countable]DH a wire net fastened inside a frame in front of a window or door to keep insects out7 church [countable]AA a decorative wall in some churches8 sports [countable]DS a player in a game such as basketball who protects the player who has the ball smokescreen, sunscreen
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screenThe material from the iron mortar boxes was washed out on to a screen and the oversize returned to the stamps.She was well-known as a star of stage and screen.The company has recently introduced free health screening for all its employees.The distinction between idea and expression has been applied in the context of screen displays.There are various power conservancy options like three levels of screen brightness, and variable times for screen and disk power-down.Conference-goers, though, brushed aside the news as a blip on the political radar screen.I rediscovered them on the screen in the close-ups of objects which impressed and influenced me.The example below uses a macro to pass a character to the screen or printer.He also throws open the rear door, revealing a video screen.If the images in Myst bog down your screen, pony up the bucks for more memory or a faster video card.on (a) screenI think it was probably her anger on screen.The image will seem to magically appear on screen from nowhere.But Bergin surprises even himself with the intensity of evil charm he exudes on screen.His responsibility is the picture - what goes on screen, what appears in front of the screen.Burton did the job on screen as efficiently, one felt, as he would have done it in real life.Print on a page is more seductive than print on a screen.The user works on a screen simulating an A4 page split into panels.There are few characters like Xena on screen, Lawless says.the big screenWe watched it on the big screen.Louis to put up on the big screens.Rosheen watched as Postine came into view on the big screen, her massive frame picked out in infra-red against the night.Arnold Schwarzenegger, man of action and few words on the big screen.Andrew himself is no stranger to the big screen and has featured in several commercials.The only thing less suited to the big screen would be a movie set in a bomb shelter.
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screenscreen2 ●●○ verb [transitive] 1 test for illnessMH to do tests on a lot of people to find out whether they have a particular illness All women over 50 will be regularly screened.screen somebody for something It is now possible to screen babies for diabetes.2 hide somethingHIDE/MAKE IT HARD TO FIND OR SEE if something screens something else, it is in front of it and hides itscreen something from something A line of trees screened the house from the road.3 film/televisionAMFAMT to show a film or television programme The film is being screened around the country. The match will be screened live on television.4 test employees etcTEST/EXPERIMENT to find out information about people in order to decide whether you can trust them Police are very careful when screening politicians’ bodyguards. Applicants are screened for security.5 check things to check things to see whether they are acceptable or suitable You can use an answerphone to screen your phone calls before you answer them. screen something ↔ off screen something ↔ out
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screenThe film was under attack before it was even screened.Because breast cancer is common in older women, we screen all women over 50.Management has announced new procedures for screening applicants."Border War" is to be screened by Channel Four later on in the week.If you receive blood in the United Kingdom it will already have been screened for HIV.The house is screened from the road by a row of tall trees.Spielberg's 1995 blockbuster is being screened on network TV for the first time tonight.High up in the sky was a protective layer of gas that screened out dangerous ultraviolet rays from the sun.The human brain evolved to survive in such a world; it is stimulated by change and it screens out repetition.They were selected by a screening panel of professional, business and community leaders.In the back yard, a hedge neatly screens the vegetable plot.screen somebody for somethingDoctors recommend that women over 50 be screened for breast cancer.screen ... callsBut do you mind if I connect the machine anyway, it screens calls.But if you want some privacy, using one another way lets some people screen their calls.She must be screening her calls.
From King Business Dictionaryscreenscreen1 /skriːn/ verb [transitive]1HUMAN RESOURCES to test people or examine their past history to make sure that they are suitable for something, for example to work for a particular organizationApplicants for teaching posts must be carefully screened.screen somebody for somethingAll employees are screened for drugs.2to test or check something to make sure that it is suitable, does not break the law etcImported fish should be screened for disease.3to show a film or television programmeThe ad was screened late at night on Channel 4.screening noun [uncountable]The agency offers a pre-employment screening service.the routine screening of milk for contaminants→ See Verb tablescreenscreen2 noun [countable]1the flat glass part of a computer or televisionThe customer’s account details are displayed on the screen.Of the two flat-screen models, the more expensive one was clearly better. flat screen touch screen2on screen on a computer screenIt’s easy to change the text on screen before printing it.Origin screen1 (1300-1400) Old French escren, from Middle Dutch scherm