- n. 屏，幕；屏风
- vt. 筛；拍摄；放映；掩蔽
- vi. 拍电影
- n. (Screen)人名；(英)斯克林
CET4 TEM4 考 研 TOEFL CET6
来自中古英语 scren,挡风屏，炉挡，火炉栏，来自 Proto-Germanic*skirmiz,挡开，屏障，保护， 来自 PIE*sker,砍，切，分开，词源同 shear,share.引申诸相关词义及比喻义银屏，电影等。
- screen:  Screen goes back ultimately to a Frankish *skrank ‘barrier’, a distant ancestor of German schrank ‘cupboard’. This was taken over into Old Northern French as escran, and it was a variant form of this, escren, that became English screen.
- screen (n.)
- mid-14c., "upright piece of furniture providing protection from heat of a fire, drafts, etc.," probably from a shortened (Anglo-French? compare 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- (cognates: Old High German skirm, skerm "protection," from PIE *(s)ker- (1) "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.
- screen (v.)
- "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.
- 1. For added protection choose a lipstick with a sun screen.
- 2. A list of items is repeatedly flashed up on the screen.
- 3. McKay walked slowly toward this screen, feeling a growing tenseness.
- 4. Producers decided to end her on-screen romance with Pierce Lawton.
- 5. Off-screen, Kathy is under the watchful eye of her father Terry.
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