Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to screener: Stock Screener


1. A movable device, especially a framed construction such as a room divider or a decorative panel, designed to divide, conceal, or protect.
2. One that serves to protect, conceal, or divide: Security guards formed a screen around the president. A screen of evergreens afforded privacy from our neighbors.
a. A surface, as on a smartphone, television, or computer monitor, on which one can read and view electronically displayed information and images.
b. A surface on which text and images are projected for display.
c. The medium in which movies are shown: a star of stage and screen.
4. A coarse sieve used for sifting out fine particles, as of sand, gravel, or coal.
5. A system for preliminary appraisal and selection of personnel as to their suitability for particular jobs.
6. A window or door insertion of framed wire or plastic mesh used to keep out insects and permit air flow.
7. A body of troops or ships sent in advance of or surrounding a larger body to protect or warn of attack.
a. Sports A block, set with the body, that impedes the vision or movement of an opponent.
b. Football A screen pass.
tr.v. screened, screen·ing, screens
1. To show or project (a movie, for example) on a screen.
a. To conceal from view with a screen or something that acts like a screen: "Only a narrow line of brush and saplings screened the broad vista of the marsh" (David M. Carroll). See Synonyms at block.
b. To protect, guard, or shield: "This rose is screened from the wind with burlap" (Anne Raver).
3. To provide with a screen or screens: screen a porch.
a. To separate or sift out (fine particles of sand, for example) by means of a sieve or screen.
b. To sort through and eliminate unwanted examples of (something): a filter that screens email, preventing spam from reaching the inbox.
a. To examine (a job applicant, for example) systematically in order to determine suitability.
b. To test or evaluate (a student) to determine placement in an educational system or to identify specific learning needs.
c. To test or examine for the presence of disease or infection: screen blood; screen a patient.
d. To subject to genetic screening.
6. Sports
a. To block the vision or movement of (an opponent) with the body.
b. To obscure an opponent's view of (a shot) by positioning oneself between the opponent and the shooter.

[Middle English screne, from Old North French escren, from Middle Dutch scherm, shield, screen; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

screen′a·ble adj.
screen′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.screener - a guard at an airport who checks passengers or their luggage at a security checkpoint
guard - a person who keeps watch over something or someone
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The XDsystems simulator electronically re-creates the screener's X-ray machine monitor and controls, and shows the endless procession of baggage flowing through it.
26 April 2019 - US-based continuous testing cloud provider Sauce Labs Inc has acquired automated visual testing solutions provider Screener, the company said.
Aniceto Bertiz III refused to remove his shoes as part of measures implemented at the NAIA Terminal 2 under "Security Condition Level 2." Bertiz allegedly bragged that he is a member of Congress as he shoved his identification card at the NAIA screener.
It said: 'If a film with an Urian watermark has indeed been circulating without the permission of the producers, the MPP is surprised and saddened by this turn of events and will definitely investigate (as it has already begun to) how the alleged screener might have been copied.'
ChemImage Sensor Systems, a company that develops standoff chemical imaging sensors, has introduced a new Presumptive Identification feature for its VeroVision Mail Screener product.
Morale at the TSA is lower than any other government agency, these audits have found, with one low-paid screener leaving for every two the agency hires.
The large screener crusher attachment (sizes range from 5 cu yd to 11.1 cu yd) allows the operator to load RoM coal or blasted soft-rock material and crush it to desired size as it is being transferred to a truck, conveyor or stockpile.
The hydraulically operated hinged mount plate on the wheel loader models enables an M-Series screener crusher attachment to also be used as a loading bucket with normal load-and-carry characteristics.
Should the screener find such cells, a doctor is alerted who will take action.
Having the Russell Compact Sieve[R] meeting requirements of the 3-A sanitary standards not only reduces validation time but also provides numerous functional benefits compared to other 3-A sanitary screeners. Having a low profile straight-through design enables these screeners to fit neatly into production lines, boosting productivity of the screening processes without requiring excessive headroom.
In fact, the author points out, one needn't even have a highschool diploma or GED to get a job as a screener. "These are the employees who could never keep a job in the private sector.
Straight side plate construction makes the ALLU D-Series Screener Crusher Buckets easy to fill and able to hold a greater volume of material, while the standard power adjustment valve prevents overloads.