Translation of screen in Spanish:


pantalla, n.

Pronunciation /skriːn//skrin/


  • 1

    • 1.1(movable device)

      pantalla feminine
      (folding) biombo masculine
      (as partition) mampara feminine
      • Fences, privacy screens and landscaping can all complement the home design to ensure privacy.
      • A furry black and white head emerged from behind one of the room's many Oriental screens.
      • There are no screens dividing the space so if JJ wants me he just calls down the office to me.
      • The money is offered to pay for the improvement of seating accommodation in the waiting room, and to provide lockers and screens for use in wards and consulting rooms.
      • Behind the screen was an X-ray machine, a table and three security guards - two male, one female - in dark green uniforms.
      • In the Philippines they have lovely screens to protect you from the glare.
      • Fretted screens diffuse the light, and wooden doors and panels are delicately carved.
      • Freestanding room screens or dividers that have slots or elastic lacing for photos.
      • During the trial, two undercover police officers gave evidence from behind a screen to protect their identities.
      • There was no curtain or a screen to divide the men and women at the prayer.
      • One way to improve the function of the room is to use room dividers; Japanese screens will allow the light to filter through and will provide a bright, clean look.
      • The whole process took place behind a specially-erected screen to ensure privacy out of respect for those whose remains were being re-interred.
      • He wiggled his eyebrows causing a wave of rapid giggling from behind the screen of her room.
      • Witnesses who were deemed to be vulnerable would be allowed to give evidence from behind a screen or from a room outside the court via video link.
      • Sun and privacy shading is provided by textile screens which add to the general gaiety and variety of the composition.
      • Undercover officers were sent in to gather information, and they gave evidence in court from behind screens to protect their identities.
      • A cardboard screen was used to prevent the subjects from seeing which hand was selected.
      • He stepped from behind the screen, dressed in light, silky green robes and soft doeskin breeches.
      • The room was perfunctory, with a bed and wardrobe, and behind a privacy screen lay a simple bathroom.
      • And if at all the sun occasionally peeps out of the clouds, there will be large screens to provide shade to the plants.

    • 1.2(at window)

      mosquitero masculine
      • New medical knowledge, mosquito eradication, and window screens transformed the sleeping experience for only a generation or two.
      • Homes fitted with mosquito screens can also help keep the insect at bay.
      • And where appropriate, consider nonchemical ways to deter biting insects such as screens, netting, long-sleeves and slacks.
      • Make sure that door and window screens fit tightly and have no holes that may allow mosquitoes indoors.
      • I have screens and double windows with tight-fitting sashes in my attic office.
      • Window screens are designed to keep insects out, but because they are not strong enough to keep children inside, they will not prevent falls from windows.
      • The homes are suitable for either a concrete slab or timber floor construction and all homes are fully insulated with insect screens as a standard inclusion.
      • When he reached out a hand to tap on the frame, the screen slid open.
      • I quietly took the screen off my already-open window and jumped out, down about ten feet to the ground.
      • Make sure that insect screens on doors and windows are in good order, and fit rubber strips on the bottom of doors to seal gaps.
      • They are strongly attracted to artificial light and will come in through window screens if not a fine mesh.
      • We're about to eat, " her mother called through the screen door.
      • Many houses along the marshland do not have window screens and have large gaps in the floor and ceiling.
      • If you travel to an area of the world that has a high risk for malaria, you can also install window screens, use insect repellents, and place mosquito netting over beds.
      • If there are no screens, shut the windows and doors at sunset.
      • An outdoor room with a freestanding fireplace - and screens for protection against insects - can be used nine months of the year.
      • Luckily we eventually moved to Army housing and our home had built in screens on the windows.
      • The windows had no screens, and I thought of jumping out.
      • I climbed the porch steps we had painted and tapped the screen door conscientiously.
      • At one point the family thought it was snowing as white insulation was ripped from under the eaves and got caught in the fly screen over the windows.

    • 1.3(protective, defensive)

      cortina feminine
      a screen of bushes/trees una cortina de arbustos/árboles
      • behind a screen of indifference tras una máscara de indiferencia
      • The picture garden tends to cut off the world, to make rooms to be enclosed by screens of trees.
      • Radiographers wear a lead apron or go behind a protective screen to avoid repeated exposure to x-rays.
      • So many visitors have tried to touch them that they are now protected behind a perspex screen.
      • The bus company will also make sure drivers are protected behind security screens.
      • Li said antiradiation protection screens and glasses are not very effective.
      • One was holding a sledge hammer and began hitting the security screen while another tried to smash an internal door.
      • Sixty or so feet away, a couple of cow elk stepped from behind a screen of small trees.
      • An unsurfaced path, like a forestry track, cut away from the road behind a screen of trees to a large parking area.
      • His opponent entered from the other side of the arena, hidden from Iam's view by a thick screen of trees.
      • The freshman point guard went straight behind a second screen to find some room deep in the right corner.
      • He has to be bumped away from the ball, prevented from coming off screens, and forced to get to his position late.
      • Perspex screens now protect some murals against touching and graffiti; flash photography is prohibited.
      • Are certain procedures in danger of becoming, in effect, screens of confidentiality to prevent cases discussed thereunder from being aired in public?
      • First, hiding a suburban-like caravan park behind a tree screen would do little to alter the character of the land use itself.
      • The excavations are concealed by a screen of trees.
      • The books are lovingly maintained, and kept on shelves behind a protective screen.
      • Usually when one has failed miserably, the other has been on hand to save the family's blushes and provide a useful screen for the other to hide behind.
      • Thousands of workers in benefit offices and jobcentres are to stage a two-day strike next week in a dispute over the removal of security screens.
      • A three-man gang fired at a security screen protecting a post office after first trying to smash their way in using a pole.
      • The workers say they need to keep the screens for protection against people who are so desperate they lash out.

  • 2

    • 2.1Photography Cinema

      pantalla feminine
      (adaptation) (before noun) al cine
      (adaptation) (before noun) a la pantalla grande
      to write for the screen escribir para el cine
      • screen actor actor de cine
      • screen actress actriz de cine
      • screen rights derechos de adaptación al cine
      • The only safe way to observe it would be to use a telescope to project the image of the sun on to a white screen and then look at it.
      • The turning point of his career was the year 1993, when he saw an IMAX giant screen film for the first time in Washington.
      • The film is a sell-out at the festival but hits cinema screens in November - as one of autumn's must-see movies.
      • He has that star quality that allows certain actors to light up the screen.
      • Izzard has a definite screen presence; one day the right script and director are going to make him a real movie star.
      • From Hollywood, he created depictions of the screen stars Charlie Chaplin and Fred and Ginger.
      • Most of the characters you play on screen are pretty intense and also pretty miserable.
      • Many film texts evolve as original works written directly for the screen.
      • She also wastes no time in espousing her political views, by way of quotes from the likes of Einstein, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr, projected onto screens.
      • Sarah makes it clear she's very different to her screen alter ego.
      • The school employs zoned lighting, to improve visibility and readability of chalkboards, white boards or projector screens.
      • As a small boy he and his cohorts staged mock hold-ups and shoot'em outs and sat enthralled as the adventures of their heroes played out on the silver movie screens.
      • Rogers' film success sprang from allowing the actors on screen to improvise many of their lines.
      • He also commented that the films were made for giant IMAX cinemas, whose screens have surfaces of hundreds of square metres.
      • The district contains twenty or thirty of these: little cinemas with one or two screens showing arthouse movies.
      • Depardieu has been in a few American titles that have been funny, though nothing that rocked the silver screens enough to gain a long-term following.
      • Hidden projectors cast an image of a watering hole onto a screen behind the trees, which gives the scene depth and realism.
      • I mean, every country can do movies which fill the screen, but Americans do it more often.
      • If there is any silver lining to these films it's the screen presence of the late N!
      • I suppose it has something to do with the nice, regular guy quality he exudes on screen, but he's not really a very good actor.
      • Can you enjoy reading the source book after seeing the screen adaptation?
      • Midway through the movie, Haskell and Mark appear on screen filming each other.
      • In The Stunt Man, one of the greatest actors the screen has ever known gives one of his greatest performances.
      • This film was the screen debut for both Hauer and costar Monique Van de Ven.
      • In the first two decades after the creation of the Irish Republic in 1921, Irish nationalism rarely featured on British cinema screens.
      • These days, cinema screens are mostly filled with sappy King stories about human drama.
      • This film proves that this topic is worthy of movie screens, as do some other excellent examples of seniors cinema.
      • The scene winds up with the close-up of the milk in the glass, coming toward the camera, filling the screen and turning it white.
      • With films like this on our screens and Asian music hitting the mainstream charts, it is no wonder that British audiences are crying out for more Indian culture in their theatres.
      • Mr Morris's long-term aim is to update the cinema from a single screen to three screens and to provide a cafe.
      • Both actors are stronger on screen together than individually, playing off each other very well.
      • The latest multiplex with five screens and a seating capacity of 1103 has opened its doors to Bangaloreans at the Garuda Mall.
      • We had two hand held 8mm projectors, and we used them to project images on the screen or onto people in the audience.
      • The director lights up the screen with genuine emotions, minus sentimentality.
      • According to TV star, plans are in place for a sequel to the movie, which hit cinema screens at the peak of the show's success.
      • He hit a button on his podium, and the huge screen behind him lit up, and began to show a recording of the interrogation.
      • It bears mentioning that Poolhall Junkies was the last film appearance for screen legend Rod Steiger.
      • When fall hits, the big screens are suddenly filled with a myriad of films.
      • The house has a home cinema with a huge screen and hundreds of movies to choose from.
      • Whatever a film director may do, the actors on screen and the spectators in the cinema are obligated to remain apart.

    • 2.2Computing Television

      pantalla feminine
      radar screen pantalla de radar
      • The picture on the 1.5in screen is surprisingly sharp, although it flickers when you walk.
      • There is no way you should have been able to access that screen.
      • Keep an eye on resolution: Many LCD screens do not display a true high-definition image.
      • When customers are finished browsing and indicate that they're ready to buy, an iChoose window appears on their screens.
      • All you need is a device called a colorimeter, which attaches to your screen and adjusts your monitor automatically to display the correct hues.
      • That said, the company has a long tradition of electronic excellence, and is impossible to ignore when it comes to flat screens.
      • I went into the darkened drawing room and sat watching the flickering of light on the TV screen.
      • The cursor is like your hand, the mouse is like part of the brain… it transforms movement of the mouse into movement on the screen.
      • One thing did stop him: The final screen, presenting his ballot in overview, highlighted a missed entry in red.
      • Instead you're usually left calling for a screen instead of the computer recognizing the situation.
      • As I do on the start of any new game, the first place I checked was the options screen.
      • The main screen looks quite good and is operated by means of the function keys.
      • All was as normal, but for the giant TV screen right by the departure board, beaming the latest BBC news.
      • Although how they would fit a preview screen on a camera the size of a matchbox, I don't know!
      • Milon very nearly threw the remote control at the TV screen.
      • While searching through the five different menu screens, look out for figures entertaining you each in their own unique way.
      • A satellite in Earth orbit charted his progress on a full-color street grid displayed on the screen of his cell phone.
      • There was nothing, then an unidentified aircraft appeared on the controllers' radar screens.
      • The center can monitor virtually every square foot of the Pacific Rim, and the screens were covered with icons representing aircraft and ships operating in the area.
      • The insulator structure may also enhance the focus of electrons emitted by the field emitter device on the display screen.
      • The signal appears on a screen in the control centre which can send assistance immediately as it knows the exact location of the vehicle.
      • Maybe you're a noisy, active gamer who yells at the screen and bangs his controller in frustration when he loses.
      • I've missed pressing publish and see the publish status screen show up, instead of a pop up error message saying the operation has timed out.
      • The fact that they're protected behind a login screen will either turn the causal browser away or leave them wondering what's being hidden.
      • Hardly a month goes by without another fictional TV series about forensic science appearing on our screens.
      • She started flipping through the different screens of data, until she stopped on the one with the array.
      • The company's flat screens come with optional speakers and have a good three-year on-site parts and labour warranty.
      • Open it another way, and a 2.8-inch touch screen appears.
      • The procedures could be planned on the navigation screen allowing the optimal size and position to be precisely determined.
      • Since portable devices have small screens, much less data is required to achieve full-screen quality for video.
      • This program allows users to move smoothly and quickly between databases instead of struggling through a mass of windows and screens on the OR computer.
      • The console hummed with power and the holographic interface screens popped up all around her, information being processed.
      • Thirty years ago, strategy games were screens of text instructions and a prompt where you could type a weather forecast.
      • Pressing the display button for over a second increases the light behind the LCD screen.
      • Then the subject was asked to press a function key that replaced the welcoming screen with some instructions.
      • This was an era of green computer screens, when it took 18 key strokes just to get to the main screen.

  • 3

    criba feminine
    cedazo masculine
    • While I have used commercial bonsai soils, the best tool purchase I ever made was a set of soil sieving screens.
    • It uses a frame supporting a screen that strains and filters the pulp fibers in an even layer to form a sheet of paper.
    • Sample residues were washed, dried, and sieved through 0.125 mm screens.
    • While most of the other mining areas of the country employed an exclusively male workforce, the Lancashire coalfield was one of several areas which had a tradition of employing women on the pithead coal screens.
    • Due to their small size, however, they may be underrepresented at archaeological sites investigated without the use of fine mesh screens.
    • Processed Black tea leaves are sorted into different sizes by passing them over screens with different size holes.

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(conceal)

      to screen sth/sb from sth
      • the trees screen the house from the road los árboles no dejan ver la casa desde la carretera
      • we were screened from view by the wall la pared impedía que nadie nos viera
      • Trees can improve protection by obscuring assets and people, but they also screen perpetrators from view.
      • The front garden is screened from the road with high mature hedging while the gravel driveway has space for several cars.
      • We carefully considered the residents and offered to screen the stables with a hawthorn hedge but if necessary we will remove it.
      • A large formal garden is screened front and rear with mature hedges.
      • The plastics recycling company is fairly well, although not completely screened with mature trees.
      • The planners pointed out that the site is well screened from an existing housing estate and from the Ross Road.
      • A Yew hedge screens the paved area at the back door which leads to a herb garden.
      • After lunch, I took a short walk along the path, and stopped behind a gorse bush, both for shelter from a cool wind, and to screen me from the birds.
      • To the west a tree lined hedge screens the site from Stantyway Road, which passes the site in a shallow cutting with tree lined hedges on the banks on both sides.
      • The entire site is screened by good-sized trees and hedgerows, giving shelter.
      • For example when we lived in Pennsylvania our front yard screened us from the road with 10 feet tall evergreens.
      • Trees provide shade, help shelter us from wind, and may screen undesirable views or enhance beautiful vistas.
      • Another option is move the path to the school's eastern boundary and build a high fence, wall or hedge to screen the school.
      • He now hopes to plant another 450 metres of hedge at Hob Moor to replace deteriorating hedges and to screen other ugly boundaries.
      • John has been able to create a sense of being in the bush while also screening the home from the road and passing traffic.
      • The white rice paper shades allow enough light in so that the rooms can primarily be lit with natural light, but the view from the windows is completely screened.
      • In the past visitors would wander down her hillside beckoned by a view of Mount Hood; now the hedge screens the alluring meadow and guides them to the front door.
      • Throughout the scheme, tiers of steps leading into the sunken areas provide informal seating and car parking is screened by hedges of dark cypresses.
      • A sliding ‘shade,’ which screens the front of the house, is made from the same material.
      • The front yard of their corner lot is screened only by plantings and a sheltered seating area.

    • 1.2(protect)

      to screen sth/sb from sth proteger algo/a algn de algo
      • the building screened them from enemy fire el edificio los protegía del fuego enemigo
      • she screened her eyes from the sun se protegió los ojos del sol
      • They had to be whisked in by a back entrance, completely screened from the workers protesting outside.
      • National Guard soldiers manned the checkpoint at the corner, screening traders on their way to work.

  • 2

    (tv program) emitir
    (film) proyectar
    • AN 11-years-old Sligo boy takes on a skateboard challenge in a new television programme to be screened tomorrow, Wednesday.
    • The race will also be screened on satellite television as part of the service provided by the dedicated racing channel that was launched earlier this year.
    • The amateur video has been widely screened on television news bulletins around the world.
    • Now American commercials can be screened on Australian television.
    • The films were screened in cinemas across the city and at community meetings.
    • The first series was screened in 1994 as people of all races voted together for the first time and elected Nelson Mandela president.
    • The film is screened in a 35 mm format and is not an IMAX, large format or a 3D presentation.
    • If England and/or Ireland qualify for the semi-finals, both broadcasters would screen both matches live.
    • Who would have thought that the second world war Home Guard sitcom, first screened by the BBC in 1968, would still be relevant?
    • Set to hit theatres across the country this Friday, the film was screened at Mahadev Road Auditorium in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.
    • One of the ads to be screened on prime time television shows a busy high street where adults of all ages are hugging each other, lamp posts, and everything else they can lay their hands on.
    • A TV viewer recently wrote a letter to a newspaper complaining about the films screened by a private television station during the school holidays.
    • He made his call on a BBC1 crime special - Armed and Dangerous - which was screened at 9pm last night.
    • Inaugurated by the Malayalam filmmaker Mohan on January 25, the festival screens 13 films by the master.
    • Dad asked Mom if any films had been screened yet on television.
    • We should be free to screen films which people like and which protect our sector.
    • It was a dream come true when 5 films of Chabrol were screened in Bangkok this year.
    • It really breaks our heart to have to turn people away, but we have limited facilities and can only screen so many films.
    • The ABC network which screens the show has no plans to change the questions - 30 million viewers watch each night.
    • Next year will be the last time the BBC screens the race.
  • 3

    • 3.1(check, examine)

      (blood donor) someter a una revisión (médica)
      (blood donor) someter a un chequeo
      (applicants/candidates) someter a una investigación de antecedentes
      to screen sb/sth for sth
      • they were screened for weapons los registraron para ver si llevaban armas
      • the cans are being screened for possible contamination se están examinando las latas por si estuvieran contaminadas
      • to screen sb for cancer someter a algn a un chequeo para el diagnóstico precoz del cáncer
      • Perioperative nurses should screen all patients for herbal medication use.
      • Women who are properly screened should not die from cervical cancer.
      • Patients also should be screened for alcohol and substance abuse.
      • The venue was ready with the mandatory perimeter separating spectators from the VVIP who would be on a high rise dais and everyone was checked and screened.
      • Ms Kofi explained that the applications will first have to be screened by the tourism committee and later put in a gazette notice for a month before approval.
      • According to Bradley, the drivers, who work part-time, are fully screened and identity documents fully checked.
      • These patients were all screened for the presence of underlying thrombophilia using the same tests as those performed in the study patients.
      • During an early prenatal visit, most pregnant women are given a blood test to screen for syphilis.
      • An unusual observation is that patients screened and considered suitable for inclusion in a trial fared slightly better if they refused to participate than did those who enrolled.
      • There are very few silent diseases that can be effectively screened for with blood tests - such as diabetes.
      • Invariably, when your ophthalmologist screens your eyes and diagnoses you with one of these problems, you are left worried and unconvinced about the implications.
      • Donated blood and organs should be screened to prevent transmission of West Nile virus, federal officials say.
      • Its iron clad links to Big Pharma and taxpayer funded agencies intent on screening the entire American population for mental illness are terribly dangerous.
      • There have been pilot programs to screen passengers and check luggage at two Amtrak stations.
      • Sunday school teachers, choir leaders and other volunteers will be screened to ensure they are safe to work with children.
      • Should all Rh D-negative women be screened for excessive fetomaternal hemorrhage after delivery of an Rh D-positive infant?
      • Subjects were recruited prenatally by screening parents using skin testing and questionnaires regarding allergic diseases.
      • One year earlier, the patient had had a respiratory arrest from asthma; she was not screened for illicit drug use at that time.
      • The teams' investigation reports would be used by the House to screen the 10 candidates on Monday and Tuesday.
      • A physical therapist screens the patient for orthopedic limitations before performing strength training.
      • Animal shelters could make it standard to screen dogs entering shelters for these purposes.
      • What you believed all along to be certified and protected blood, may not have been screened completely.
      • In most Western countries, national health guidelines encourage general practitioners to screen elderly people for hearing loss.
      • He is currently in Trinidad screening potential clients to see whether there is a market for the drug, both cosmetically and neurologically.
      • The Coast Guard screened maritime workers for loyalty, and blacklisted and drove hundreds off the ships and docks.
      • Some areas have setup road blocks to screen travelers coming in.
      • Volunteers are comprehensively trained and screened before being matched with a suitable family or parent.
      • The majority of identity thefts occur thru contractors employing people in entry-level jobs that have not been properly screened.
      • After oviposition, the parent females were screened for the presence of virus by fluorescent antibody technique as mentioned below.
      • Prostate cancer is extremely common; depending upon how carefully older men are screened for the disease.
      • To achieve this, the congregation's president appointed a committee of eight to screen candidates.
      • It appeared the family had never been properly screened by the DIB, which was alarming given that its activities were supposedly well monitored, he added.
      • His experience has changed and personalized his work screening contestants.
      • The selection committee is responsible for screening the candidates and for ensuring that mentors and mentees are matched according to profile and career.
      • Licensure is designated as a way to protect the public by screening individuals who may cause harm and disciplining those who have inflicted harm.
      • The investigators conclude that anyone diagnosed with osteoporosis should be screened for celiac disease.
      • It is not clear that using family history to screen for cardiovascular disease is useful in children.
      • You have to screen new people based on whether they have the right profile to do that.
      • If shelters and rescue groups do not screen their adopters and do counseling, they are no different from pet stores.
      • When you open an options account, the broker will screen you for suitability and hand you several information pamphlets.

    • 3.2(sieve)

      (ore/coal) cribar
      • Mesh barriers or sieves can screen out anything larger than a certain size from incoming water.
      • Local materials may be used when dried and screened to meet required size and hardness and when determined to be free of grease or other impurities.
      • Other material would be sorted, screened, shredded and baled.