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screen US English

A fixed or movable upright partition used to divide a room, to give shelter from drafts, heat, or light, or to provide concealment or privacy

screen US Thesaurus

he dressed hurriedly behind the screen

on-screen US English

Shown or appearing in a movie or television program

blue screen US English

(In film and video techniques such as chromakey) a blue (or green) background in front of which moving subjects are filmed and which allows a separately filmed background to be added to the final image

fire screen US English

A screen or grid placed in front of an open fire to deflect the direct heat or to protect against sparks

flat screen US English

A television or computer screen that is perfectly flat rather than slightly curved and has a slim casing

home screen US English

The introductory visual interface displayed on a device or computer program, from which a user is able to access particular functions

lock screen US English

A visual interface on a computer or mobile phone which is available before the user has entered a passcode or otherwise activated the full functionality of the device

off-screen US English

Not appearing on a movie or television screen

rood screen US English

A screen, typically of richly carved wood or stone, separating the nave from the chancel of a church. Rood screens are found throughout western Europe and date chiefly from the 14th-16th centuries

screen door US English

The outer door of a pair, used for protection against insects, weather, etc.

screen dump US English

The process or an instance of causing what is displayed on a screen to be printed out

screen grab US English

A frame of television or video footage that is digitized and stored as a still image for subsequent display, editing, or printing

screen pass US English

A forward pass to a player protected by a screen of blockers

screen test US English

A filmed test to ascertain whether an actor is suitable for a movie role

screen time US English

The time allotted to or occupied by a particular subject, actor, etc., on film or television

organ-screen US English

An ornamental screen above which the organ is placed in some cathedrals and large churches, typically between the choir and the nave

plasma screen US English

A flat display screen using an array of cells containing a gas plasma to produce different colors in each cell

screen-print US English

Force ink or metal onto (a surface) through a prepared screen of fine material so as to create a picture or pattern

screen saver US English

An animation or image that, after a set time, replaces an unchanging computer display

second screen US English

A mobile device used while watching television, especially to access supplementary content or applications

sight screen US English

A large white screen placed near the boundary in line with the wicket to help the batsman see the ball

small screen US English

Television as a medium

smoke screen US English

A cloud of smoke created to conceal military operations

split screen US English

A movie, television, or computer screen on which two or more separate images are displayed

screen print New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

design produced by forcing ink through a prepared screen

screen scraping US English

The action of using a computer program to copy data from a website

the big screen US English

The movies

fluorescent screen US English

A transparent screen coated with fluorescent material to show images from X-rays

the silver screen US English

The movie industry; movies collectively

screen something off in screen US English

Separate something from something else with or as if with a screen

screen someone/something out in screen US English

Exclude someone or something after evaluation or investigation

on screen in on-screen US English

Shown or appearing in a movie or television program

off screen in off-screen US English

Not appearing on a movie or television screen

screencap US English

A screenshot or screen grab

shoji US English

(In Japan) a sliding outer or inner door made of a latticed screen covered with white paper

shoji screen in shoji US English

(In Japan) a sliding outer or inner door made of a latticed screen covered with white paper

silkscreen US English

A screen of fine mesh used in screen-printing

silk screen in silkscreen US English

A screen of fine mesh used in screen-printing

touchscreen US English

A display device that allows a user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen

widescreen US English

A movie or television screen presenting a wide field of vision in relation to its height

the silver screen in silver US English

The movie industry; movies collectively


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