# Screen vs Choose - What's the difference?

screen | choose |

## As nouns the difference between screen and choose

is that screen is a physical divider intended to block an area from view, or provide shelter from something dangerous while choose is (dialectal|or|obsolete) the act of choosing; selection.

## As verbs the difference between screen and choose

is that screen is to filter by passing through a screen while choose is to pick; to make the choice of; to select.

## As a conjunction choose is

(mathematics) the binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.

# screen

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• A physical divider intended to block an area from view, or provide shelter from something dangerous.
• * (William Shakespeare)
• Your leavy screens throw down.
• * (Francis Bacon)
• Some ambitious men seem as screens to princes in matters of danger and envy.
• A material woven from fine wires intended to block animals or large particles from passing while allowing gasses, liquids and finer particles to pass.
• The informational viewing area of electronic output devices; the result of the output.
• * 1977 , Sex Pistols, Spunk , “Problems”:
• You won't find me living for the screen .
• The viewing surface or area of a movie, or moving picture or slide presentation.
• *
• , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. […] They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen , and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
• One of the individual regions of a video game, etc. divided into separate screens.
• * 1988 , Marcus Berkmann, Sophistry'' (video game review) in ''Your Sinclair issue 30, June 1988
• The idea is to reach the 21st level of an enormous network of interlocking screens , each of which is covered with blocks that you bounce along on.
• (basketball) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
• (baseball) The protective netting which protects the audience from flying objects
• In mining and quarries, a frame supporting a mesh of bars or wires used to classify fragments of stone by size, allowing the passage of fragments whose a diameter is smaller than the distance between the bars or wires.
• (printing) A stencil upon a framed mesh through which paint is forced onto printed-on material; the frame with the mesh itself.
• (nautical) A collection of less-valuable vessels that travel with a more valuable one for the latter's protection.
• (architecture) A dwarf wall or partition carried up to a certain height for separation and protection, as in a church, to separate the aisle from the choir, etc.

#### Derived terms

* Chinese screen * flatscreen * moving screen * screenbound * screen door * screen printing * screen wall * silver screen * smokescreen * touch screen

### Verb

(en verb)
• To filter by passing through a screen.
• Mary screened the beans to remove the clumps of gravel.
• To remove information, or censor intellectual material from viewing
• The news report was screened because it accused the politician of wrongdoing.
• (film, television) To present publicly (on the screen).
• The news report will be screened at 11:00 tonight.
• To fit with a screen.
• We need to screen this porch. These bugs are driving me crazy.

#### Derived terms

* screened-in * screener * screen in * screen out

### Anagrams

* * English contranyms

# choose

## English

(Choice)

* chuse

### Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

#### Verb

• To pick; to make the choice of; to select.
• :
• *
• *:The Bat—they called him the Bat. Like a bat he chose the night hours for his work of rapine; like a bat he struck and vanished, pouncingly, noiselessly; like a bat he never showed himself to the face of the day.
• To elect.
• :
• To decide to act in a certain way.
• :
• To wish; to desire; to prefer.
• *(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
• *:The landlady now returned to know if we did not choose a more genteel apartment.
• ##### Usage notes
* This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See

#### Conjunction

(English Conjunctions)
• (mathematics) The binomial coefficient of the previous and following number.
• The number of distinct subsets of size ''k'' from a set of size ''n'' is $\tbinom nk$ or "''n'' choose ''k''".

### Etymology 2

From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

#### Noun

(chooses)
• (dialectal, or, obsolete) The act of choosing; selection.
• (dialectal, or, obsolete) The power, right, or privilege of choosing; election.
• (dialectal, or, obsolete) Scope for choice.

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### Anagrams

* English irregular verbs 1000 English basic words