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screen British & World English

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

on-screen British & World English

Shown or appearing in a film or television programme

blue screen British & World 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 British & World English

A protective screen placed in front of an open fire

flat screen British & World English

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

off-screen British & World English

Not appearing on a cinema, television, or computer screen

lock screen British & World 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

screen door British & World English

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

screen dump British & World English

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

screen grab British & World 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 British & World English

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

screen test British & World English

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

screen time British & World English

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

silk screen British & World English

A screen of fine mesh used in screen printing

rood screen British & World 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

organ screen British & World 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 British & World English

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

screen-print British & World English

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

screen saver British & World English

An animation or image which replaces an unchanging computer display after a period of inactivity

sight screen British & World English

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

split screen British & World English

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

small screen British & World English

Television as a medium

screen scraping British & World English

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

fluorescent screen British & World English

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

the silver screen in silver British & World English

The cinema industry; cinema films collectively

the silver screen British & World English

The cinema industry; cinema films collectively

the small screen British & World English

Television as a medium

screen something off in screen British & World English

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

screen someone/thing out in screen British & World English

Exclude someone or something after evaluation or investigation

screencap British & World English

A screenshot or screen grab

green screen in blue screen British & World 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

silk-screen in silk screen British & World English

Print, decorate, or reproduce using a silk screen

shoji British & World English

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

shoji screen in shoji British & World English

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

screen grid in screen British & World English

A grid placed between the control grid and the anode of a valve to reduce the capacitance between these electrodes

screen print in screen-print British & World English

A picture or design produced by screen-printing

screen-test in screen test British & World English

Give a screen test to (an actor)

smokescreen British & World English

A cloud of smoke created to conceal military operations

touchscreen British & World English

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

widescreen British & World English

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

screen English Thesaurus

he dressed hurriedly behind the screen

screen English-Spanish

pantalla f

fire screen English-Spanish

pantalla fde chimenea

flat screen English-Spanish

pantalla f plana

flat-screen English-Spanish

de pantalla plana

big-screen English-Spanish

para la pantalla grande


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