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screen

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of screen

  1. 1 the art or business of making a movie he was a star of both stage and screen Synonyms of screen big screen, cinema, film, filmdom, filmland, filmmaking, moviemaking, pictures, movie, silver screenWords Related to screen Bollywood, Hollywood; showbiz, show business

  2. 2 means or method of defending the target will be difficult to reach as it is behind a screen of anti-aircraft batteries Synonyms of screen aegis (also egis), ammunition, armor, buckler, cover, guard, protection, safeguard, defense, security, shield, wall, wardWords Related to screen arm, armament, munitions, weapon, weaponry; fastness, fort, fortress, palisade, strongholdNear Antonyms of screen aggression, assault, attack, offense (or offence), offensive


screen

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of screen

  1. 1 to drive danger or attack away from attack helicopters were called in to help screen the troops from further attacks Synonyms of screen bulwark, cover, fence, fend, forfend, guard, keep, protect, safeguard, defend, secure, shield, wardWords Related to screen avert, prevent; oppose, resist, withstand; battle, contend, fight, war; conserve, preserve, save; buffer, palisade, picket, wallNear Antonyms of screen bombard, storm; beset, besiege, overrun; capitulate, cave, submit, yieldAntonyms of screen assail, assault, attack

  2. 2 to keep secret or shut off from view bushes screened the swimming pool from passersby on the street Synonyms of screen belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, conceal, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, hide, shroud, suppress, veilWords Related to screen bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shadeNear Antonyms of screen bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spreadAntonyms of screen bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil

  3. 3 to pass through a filter you should screen the cooking oil to remove impurities Synonyms of screen filter, strainWords Related to screen leach, percolate

  4. 4 to place a protective layer over screened his eyes with his hand to block the sun Synonyms of screen cover, shieldWords Related to screen cloak, clothe, veil; drape, pall; canopy, cap, crown; disguise, mask, obscureNear Antonyms of screen bare, expose, uncover



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