inflatable screen (AIRSCREEN) in Granada
From Middle English scren, screne (“windscreen, firescreen”), from Anglo-Norman escren (“firescreen, the tester of a bed”), Old French escren, escrein, escran (modern French écran (“screen”)), from Old Dutch *scerm, skirm (“screen”), from Proto-Germanic *skirmiz (“fur, shelter, screen”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (“to cut, divide”). Cognate with Dutch scherm (“screen”), German Schirm (“screen”).
Alternate etymology derives Old French escren from Old Dutch *skrank (“barrier”) (compare German Schrank (“cupboard”), Schranke (“fence”).
screen (plural screens)
- A physical divider intended to block an area from view.
- A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
- The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
- 1977, Sex Pistols, Spunk, “Problems”:
- You won't find me living for the screen
- The viewing area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation
- (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
- Jones caught the foul up against the screen.
- In mining and quarries, a frame supporting a mesh of bars or wires used to classify fragments of stone by size, allowing the passage of fragments whose a diameter is smaller than the distance between the bars or wires.
- (printing) A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.
- (nautical) A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.
terms derived from screen (noun)
a material woven from fine wires
the informational viewing area
the viewing area of a movie
basketball: an offensive tactic
baseball: the protective netting
- Finnish: suojaverkko (fi)
the stone classification device
nautical: collection of vessels
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- ^ Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, s.v. "screen" (NY: Gramercy Books, 1996), 1721.
screen (third-person singular simple present screens, present participle screening, simple past and past participle screened)
- To filter by passing through a screen.
- Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
- To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
- The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
- (film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
- The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
- To fit with a screen.
- We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.
terms derived from screen (verb)
film, television: to present publicly
to fit with a screen
- Japanese: (phrase) 膜を張る (ja) (maku wo haru)