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screening

[ skree-ning ]SEE DEFINITION OF screening
  • verbhide, protect
  • verbexamine and choose

Synonyms for screening

  • shield
  • adumbrate
  • blind
  • bulwark
  • bury
  • cache
  • camouflage
  • cloak
  • close
  • conceal
  • cover
  • defend
  • disguise
  • ensconce
  • fend
  • guard
  • mask
  • obscure
  • obstruct
  • safeguard
  • seclude
  • secrete
  • secure
  • separate
  • shade
  • shadow
  • shelter
  • shroud
  • shutter
  • stash
  • umbrage
  • veil
  • block out
  • cover up
  • shut off
  • shut out
  • wall off
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Antonyms for screening

  • abandon
  • disregard
  • endanger
  • expose
  • forget
  • harm
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • injure
  • join
  • lay bare
  • loose
  • open
  • reveal
  • show
  • surrender
  • tell
  • uncover
  • unmask
  • lay open
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCREENING

Instead of screening him I had dragged him in front of the footlights.

Sometimes I have thought, sir, when puzzling over it, that he may be screening another.

Into the screening shadow of the giant trees, and the sheltering blackness.

Screening it with my hand, I retraced my steps and regained the chancel.

Eyes (roving from one group of screening trees to the next): It can be done.

Rachel came to the window, screening the candle with her hand.

The captains of the other ships were screening in, wanting to know what to do.

By the time he landed, his father was screening him from Storisende.

The screening of officers and men at Lockbourne got under way on 17 May.

The costs of sand and shells are costs of screening and storing.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "upright piece of furniture providing protection from heat of a fire, drafts, etc.," probably from a shortened (Anglo-French? cf. 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- (cf. Old High German skirm, skerm "protection," from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCREENING

hiding

adjectiveconcealing
  • cloaking
  • covering
  • going underground
  • masking
  • out of sight
  • screening
  • suppressing
  • veiling
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