1 partition, (room) divider, paravent, wall:
In their one-room flat a bookcase serves as a screen to separate the living area from the sleeping area
2 shelter, protection, shield, cover:
A row of poplars acts as a screen against the wind.
3 curtain, blind, shroud, cloak, cover; concealment, camouflage:
The gauze fabric was too transparent to act as a screen.
4 sieve, mesh, strainer, filter, colander, riddle:
The sand has to be shovelled through a screen to get rid of the stones
5 motion pictures, movies, silver screen; television, small screen, home screen, Colloq box, telly, US boob tube:
She is a star of both the big and small screens.
6 partition (off), separate, divide, wall off:
Why not use a beaded curtain to screen the kitchen area from the dining-room?
7 shelter, protect, shield, cover, guard, conceal, camouflage, mask, veil, hide:
A decorative pierced wall screens the ladies of the harem from the prying eyes of visitors.
8 sift, separate (out), sort (out), filter, select, cull, process, interview, evaluate, grade, gauge, qualify, examine, scan, Chiefly Brit vet:
The agency screens all candidates before sending them to see a client.