From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscreenscreen1 /skriːn/ ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 television/computer [countable]AMFAMT the part of a television or computer where the picture or information appears → monitor a computer with an 18-inch colour screen He went on staring at the TV screen.on (a) screen Her picture appeared on the screen. It’s easy to change the text on screen before printing it.2 film a) [countable] the large white surface that pictures are shown on in a cinema He was horrified at some of the images he saw on the screen. b) [singular, uncountable]AMF films in general This is the first time the play has been adapted for the big screen (=films). a star of stage and screen (=the theatre and films)on screen his first appearance on screen a well-known screen actor3 movable wall [countable]DM a piece of furniture like a thin wall that can be moved around and is used to divide one part of a room from another There was a screen around his bed.4 something that hides a) [countable] something tall and wide that hides a place or thingscreen of The house was hidden behind a screen of bushes. b) [singular] something that hides what someone is doingscreen for The business was just a screen for his drug-dealing activities.5 test for illness [countable] British English a medical test to see whether someone has an illness syn screening American English The company is offering a free health screen to all employees.6 door/window [countable]DH a wire net fastened inside a frame in front of a window or door to keep insects out7 church [countable]AA a decorative wall in some churches8 sports [countable]DS a player in a game such as basketball who protects the player who has the ball → smokescreen, sunscreen
Examples from the Corpusscreen• The material from the iron mortar boxes was washed out on to a screen and the oversize returned to the stamps.• She was well-known as a star of stage and screen.• The company has recently introduced free health screening for all its employees.• The distinction between idea and expression has been applied in the context of screen displays.• There are various power conservancy options like three levels of screen brightness, and variable times for screen and disk power-down.• Conference-goers, though, brushed aside the news as a blip on the political radar screen.• I rediscovered them on the screen in the close-ups of objects which impressed and influenced me.• The example below uses a macro to pass a character to the screen or printer.• He also throws open the rear door, revealing a video screen.• If the images in Myst bog down your screen, pony up the bucks for more memory or a faster video card.on (a) screen• I think it was probably her anger on screen.• The image will seem to magically appear on screen from nowhere.• But Bergin surprises even himself with the intensity of evil charm he exudes on screen.• His responsibility is the picture - what goes on screen, what appears in front of the screen.• Burton did the job on screen as efficiently, one felt, as he would have done it in real life.• Print on a page is more seductive than print on a screen.• The user works on a screen simulating an A4 page split into panels.• There are few characters like Xena on screen, Lawless says.the big screen• We watched it on the big screen.• Louis to put up on the big screens.• Rosheen watched as Postine came into view on the big screen, her massive frame picked out in infra-red against the night.• Arnold Schwarzenegger, man of action and few words on the big screen.• Andrew himself is no stranger to the big screen and has featured in several commercials.• The only thing less suited to the big screen would be a movie set in a bomb shelter.