English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'screen'

(noun) 
Definition
a light movable frame, panel, or partition used to shelter, divide, or conceal
They put a screen in front of me.
Synonyms
cover
There were barren wastes of field with no trees and no cover.
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guard
The heater should have a safety guard fitted.
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shade
She left the shades down and the lights off.
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shelter
a bus shelter
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shield
The wall provided a shield from the wind.
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hedge
Gold is traditionally a hedge against inflation.
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partition
offices divided only by a glass partition
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cloak
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
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mantle
The park looked grim under a mantle of soot and ash.
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shroud
a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow
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canopy
The dais is covered with a silk brocade canopy.
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awning
They leapt from a first-floor window on to a shop awning.
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concealment
The criminals vainly sought concealment from the searchlight.
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room divider
(noun) 
Definition
a frame containing a mesh that is used to keep out insects
Synonyms
mesh
The ground-floor windows are obscured by wire mesh.
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net
the use of a net in greenhouses to protect crops against insects
(verb) 
Definition
to show (a film) in the cinema or show (a programme) on television
The series is likely to be screened in January.
Synonyms
broadcast
CNN also broadcasts programmes in Europe.
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show
The drama will be shown on American TV.
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put on
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present
The theatre is presenting a new production of `Hamlet'.
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air
Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called `Democracy in Action'.
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cable
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beam
The interview was beamed live across America.
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transmit
letters begging them to transmit the programme daily
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relay
It will be used mainly to relay television programmes.
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televise
Every stage of the race will be televised.
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put on the air
(verb) 
Definition
to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen
The road is screened by a block of flats.
Synonyms
cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
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hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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shade
You've got to shade your eyes or close them altogether.
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mask
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
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disguise
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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cloak
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
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shroud
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
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camouflage
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
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shut out
(verb) 
Definition
to test or check (an individual or group) so as to assess suitability for a task or to detect the presence of a disease or weapons
They need to screen everyone at risk of contracting the illness.
Synonyms
investigate
Gas officials are investigating the cause of the explosion.
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test
Test the temperature of the water with your wrist.
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check
Check the accuracy of every detail in your CV.
Get a mechanic to check the car out for you before you buy it.
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examine
He examined her passport and stamped it.
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scan
She scanned the advertisement pages of the newspaper.
(verb) 
It was their job to screen information for their bosses.
Synonyms
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sort
He sorted the materials into their folders.
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grade
The college does not grade the children's work.
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filter
The best prevention for cholera is to filter water.
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gauge
See if you can gauge his reaction to the offer.
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sift
He has sifted the evidence and summarized it clearly.
(verb) 
Definition
to test or check (an individual or group) so as to assess suitability for a task or to detect the presence of a disease or weapons
They carefully screen all their candidates.
Synonyms
vet
He was not allowed to read any book until his father had vetted it.
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assess
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
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evaluate
Trained nurses are required to evaluate the patients' individual needs.
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check out
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check up on
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(verb) 
Definition
to shelter, protect, or conceal with or as if with a screen
They deliberately screened him from knowledge of their operations.
Synonyms
protect
He vowed to protect her all the days of her life.
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guard
Gunmen guarded homes near the cemetery.
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shield
He shielded his head from the sun with an old sack.
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defend
They defended themselves against some racist thugs.
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shelter
A neighbour sheltered the boy for seven days.
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safeguard
international action to safeguard the ozone layer

Additional synonyms

in the sense of air
Tonight, the channel will air a documentary called `Democracy in Action'.
Synonyms
cable,
put on the air
in the sense of assess
Definition
to judge the worth or importance of
The test was to assess aptitude rather than academic achievement.
Synonyms
fix,
check out,
weigh up,
size up (informal),
eye up
in the sense of awning
Definition
a canvas roof supported by a frame to give protection against the weather
They leapt from a first-floor window on to a shop awning.
Synonyms
tester,
sunshade,
baldachin

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