Etymology
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screen (n.)

mid-14c., "upright piece of furniture providing protection from heat of a fire, drafts, etc.," probably from a shortened (Anglo-French? compare Anglo-Latin screna) variant of Old North French escren, Old French escran "fire-screen" (early 14c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch scherm "screen, cover, shield," or Frankish *skrank "barrier," from Proto-Germanic *skerm- (source also of Old High German skirm, skerm "protection," from PIE root *sker- (1) "to cut."

Meaning "net-wire frame used in windows and doors" is recorded from 1859. Meaning "flat vertical surface for reception of projected images" is from 1810, originally in reference to magic lantern shows; later of movies. Transferred sense of "cinema world collectively" is attested from 1914; hence screen test (1918), etc. Screen saver first attested 1990. Screen printing recorded from 1918.

screen (v.)

"to shield from punishment, to conceal," late 15c., from screen (n.). Meaning "examine systematically for suitability" is from 1943; sense of "to release a movie" is from 1915. Related: Screened; screening.

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Definitions of screen
1
screen (n.)
a white or silvered surface where pictures can be projected for viewing;
Synonyms: silver screen / projection screen
screen (n.)
a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight;
Synonyms: blind
screen (n.)
the display that is electronically created on the surface of the large end of a cathode-ray tube;
Synonyms: CRT screen
screen (n.)
a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something;
a screen of trees afforded privacy
Synonyms: cover / covert / concealment
screen (n.)
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
screen (n.)
the personnel of the film industry;
a star of stage and screen
Synonyms: filmdom / screenland
screen (n.)
a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles;
Synonyms: sieve
screen (n.)
partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space;
2
screen (v.)
test or examine for the presence of disease or infection;
screen the blood for the HIV virus
Synonyms: test
screen (v.)
examine methodically;
screen the suitcases
screen (v.)
examine in order to test suitability;
screen the job applicants
screen these samples
Synonyms: screen out / sieve / sort
screen (v.)
project onto a screen for viewing;
screen a film
screen (v.)
prevent from entering;
Synonyms: block out
screen (v.)
separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff;
Synonyms: riddle
screen (v.)
protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm;
Synonyms: shield
From wordnet.princeton.edu