Synonyms for screen


1. screen, silver screen, projection screen, surface
usage: a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing
2. blind, screen, protective covering, protective cover, protection
usage: a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
3. screen, CRT screen, display, video display
usage: the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube
4. screen, cover, covert, concealment, covering
usage: 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"
5. screen, protective covering, protective cover, protection
usage: 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"
6. filmdom, screenland, screen, film industry, movie industry
usage: the personnel of the film industry; "a star of stage and screen"
7. sieve, screen, strainer
usage: a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
8. screen door, screen, door
usage: 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"
9. screen, partition, divider
usage: partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space


1. screen, test, check
usage: test or examine for the presence of disease or infection; "screen the blood for the HIV virus"
2. screen, screen out, sieve, sort, choose, take, select, pick out
usage: examine in order to test suitability; "screen these samples"; "screen the job applicants"
3. screen, show
usage: project onto a screen for viewing; "screen a film"
4. screen, block out, obstruct, obturate, impede, occlude, jam, block, close up
usage: prevent from entering; "block out the strong sunlight"
5. riddle, screen, sift, sieve, strain
usage: separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
6. shield, screen, protect
usage: protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
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