- undesirable material that has been separated from usable material by means of a screen or sieve: screenings of imperfect grain.
- extremely fine coal.
- screening test,
Origin of screening
- 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 screening
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
According to League, Alamo Drafthouse was actively working with Sony on Monday on the possibility of screening The Interview.
“Most of those 19 locations will be screening it in some way,” he says.
This bungalow has two levels, a screening room, a dining room, many offices, an art department, and cutting rooms.
When the screening was over, Hitch asked Alma what she thought.
Moredock obeyed, screening his lanthorn, and then climbing on to the oak chest and drawing in and fastening the hasp.The Man with a Shadow|George Manville Fenn
I took off her boots and held her feet to the fire, screening them with my hands.
This led to the custom of screening it on arrival in this country, before it was used as a manure.Manures and the principles of manuring|Charles Morton Aikman
The protection of vaults and the screening of every place where human food is handled or prepared is the only protection.Outlines of dairy bacteriology|H. L. Russell
They also thought they saw the figure of a celestial being standing beside it, screening it from the wind.The British Navy Book|Cyril Field
Word Origin for screen
mid-14c., "upright piece of furniture providing protection from heat of a fire, drafts, etc.," probably from a shortened (Anglo-French? cf. Anglo-Latin screna) variant of Old North French escren, Old French escran "fire-screen" (early 14c.), perhaps from Middle Dutch scherm "screen, cover, shield," or Frankish *skrank "barrier," from Proto-Germanic *skerm- (cf. Old High German skirm, skerm "protection," from PIE *(s)ker- "to cut" (see shear (v.)).
Meaning "net-wire frame used in windows and doors" is recorded from 1859. Meaning "flat vertical surface for reception of projected images" is from 1810, originally in reference to magic lantern shows; later of movies. Transferred sense of "cinema world collectively" is attested from 1914; hence screen test (1918), etc. Screen saver first attested 1990. Screen printing recorded from 1918.
"to shield from punishment, to conceal," late 15c., from screen (n.). Meaning "examine systematically for suitability" is from 1943; sense of "to release a movie" is from 1915. Related: Screened; screening.