Thesaurus

screens

noun
plural of screen

Synonyms & Antonyms of screens

(Entry 1 of 2)

means or method of defending
  • the target will be difficult to reach as it is behind a screen of anti-aircraft batteries

Synonyms for screens

Words Related to screens

Near Antonyms for screens

screens

verb
present tense third-person singular of screen

Synonyms & Antonyms of screens (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to drive danger or attack away from
  • attack helicopters were called in to help screen the troops from further attacks

Synonyms for screens

Words Related to screens

Phrases Synonymous with screens

Near Antonyms for screens

Antonyms for screens

3 to pass through a filter
  • you should screen the cooking oil to remove impurities

Synonyms for screens

Words Related to screens

4 to place a protective layer over
  • screened his eyes with his hand to block the sun

Synonyms for screens

Words Related to screens

Near Antonyms for screens

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About screens

Thesaurus Entries Near screens

screenplays

screens

screens (off)

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Screens.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/screens. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on screens

Nglish: Translation of screens for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of screens for Arabic Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!