- any of various offensive plays in which teammates form a protective formation around the ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, etc.
- any of various defensive plays in which teammates conceal or block an opposing ball carrier, pass receiver, shooter, or the goal, basket, net, etc., itself.
verb (used with object)
- to show (a motion picture), especially to an invited audience, as of exhibitors and critics.
- to photograph with a motion-picture camera; film.
- to adapt (a story, play, etc.) for presentation as a motion picture.
verb (used without object)
Origin of screen
Examples from the Web for screen
“JSwipe is currently under heavy load,” flashed across the screen, one night as a friend and I looked at it.
A more rugged version of American masculinity is hard to find on screen.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the ball gets in the hole, the screen shifts to reveal the next hole.
If the ball goes off the screen, it teleports back to the starting position.
At the time, screen quotas were far more common among film producing industries.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Political, religious, academic, and social abuses were thrown on to the screen fearlessly.Rowlandson's Oxford|A. Hamilton Gibbs
The figure was clearly alien, though startlingly humanoid—at least from the waist up, which was all that showed in the screen.A Matter of Magnitude|Al Sevcik
He blanked the screen while Kellogg was trying to tell him that it was all a misunderstanding.Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper
She whisked off with her cloth to the screen, deposited it, reappeared.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
Peering through the screen of leaves, she witnessed the dreadful ending of him whom she had both loved and hated.Vasco Nuez de Balboa|Frederick Albion Ober