Definition for SCREEN

SCREEN, v.t.

  1. To separate or cut off from inconvenience, injury or danger; to shelter; to protect; to protect by hiding; to conceal; as, fruits screened from cold winds by a forest or hill. Our houses and garments screen us from cold; an umbrella screens us from rain and the sun's rays. Neither rank nor money should screen from punishment the man who violates the laws.
  2. To sift or riddle; to separate the coarse part of any thing from the fine, or the worthless from the valuable. – Evelyn.

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