screen-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: a large display to project film images on

Commentary: SCREEN[+artifact][+display][+image][+film]

The young actress is taking a screen test next week in Hollywood.
That film is best viewed on a large movie screen.
The screens at IMAX theaters are large and curved.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: anything that serves as a protective barrier or shield

Commentary: SCREEN[+relation][+function][+protection][+shield]
NOTE: implies blocking off one thing from another

The farmer planted a row of trees to serve as a wind screen.
These tiles provide a heat screen to the vehicle as it re-enters the atmosphere.
This lotion is an excellent screen against ultraviolet light.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: electronic display, e.g., CRT

Commentary: SCREEN[+artifact][+display][+electronic]

John and Mary use different screen fonts on their computers.
Bob has family photos as his screen saver on his laptop.
All the computer screens went blank when the power went off.
The doctor has a touch screen computer in his office.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: anything serving as a protective cover-up or concealer

Commentary: SCREEN[+relation][+function][+protection][+concealment]
NOTE: focus is on not revealing something, rather than blocking an external thing (Sense 2)

The child used the trees as a screen to hide from the others.
They will use the screen of darkness to surround the house.
The article used science as a screen for unexamined prejudices. (figurative extension)


Sense Number 5: meshed frame over windows and doors

Commentary: SCREEN[+artifact][+frame][+meshed][+door/+window]

Bill has aluminum screens around his three-season porch.
In the fall we replace the screens in the doors with glass.
These holes in the screen will let mosquitoes in.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5, 8

Sense Number 6: a decorative paneled partition used in a room

Commentary: SCREEN[+artifact][+partition][+paneled]

We admired the lacquered Japanese screens on either side of the silk sofa.
The cubicles in that office have eight-foot screens.
The nurse put a screen next to the patient's bed while she bathed him.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 7: a meshed utensil used for straining

Commentary: SCREEN[+artifact][+utensil][+sieve]

The prospector shook sand and small stones through a screen, looking for gold.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 8: a system for identifying how to classify things into categories

Commentary: SCREEN[+system][+identification][+categorize][+individuals]

They have only done the initial screen of candidates for the next shuttle mission.
TSA has improved the efficiency and reliability of the screens at that airport.
This new drug is said to be a reliable screen for early-stage ovarian cancer.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3b

Sense Number 9: a legal maneuver in sports to block a play

Commentary: SCREEN[+action][+maneuver][+sports][+block][+legal]

The receiver made a great screen pass in the second quarter.
He tried to steal the ball but the blocker's screen prevented it.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 2d