film Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
- they went to a movie every Saturday night
- the film was shot on location
noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
- theater pieces transferred to celluloid
- this story would be good cinema
- film coverage of sporting events
noun photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
noun a thin coating or layer
- the table was covered with a film of dust
noun a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
verb make a film or photograph of something
- take a scene
- shoot a movie
verb record in film
- The coronation was filmed
A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.
He from thick films shall purge the visual ray. Pope.
A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film. Shak.
Film transitive verb
To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. Shak.
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