Definitions for FILMfɪlm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a thin layer or coating.
a thin sheet of any material:
a film of ice.
a thin skin or membrane.
a delicate web of filaments or fine threads.
a thin haze, blur, or mist.
a cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate composition made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a light-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs or motion pictures.
Category: Motion Pictures, Photography
Category: Motion Pictures
Ref: motion picture (defs. 1, 2). 1 2
Often, films, motion pictures collectively. the motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc. motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment:
(v.t.)to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle.
to photograph with a motion-picture camera. to reproduce in the form of a motion picture:
to film a novel.
(v.i.)to become covered by a film.
to direct, make, or otherwise engage in the production of motion pictures.
Origin of film:
bef. 1000; ME filme, OE filmen membrane
movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick(noun)
a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
"they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
film, cinema, celluloid(noun)
a medium that disseminates moving pictures
"theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
film, photographic film(noun)
photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
a thin coating or layer
"the table was covered with a film of dust"
film, plastic film(verb)
a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
film, shoot, take(verb)
make a film or photograph of something
"take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
record in film
"The coronation was filmed"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to record moving pictures with a camera
We're filming the last few scenes in the studio.
a film about the American civil war
the movie industry
I work in film.
a thin layer or coating of sth formed on a surface
a film of ice
a plastic material used for taking photographs
a roll of film; scenes caught on film
A thin layer of some substance.
A medium used to capture images in a camera.
A motion picture.
To record a motion picture on photographic film
"A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."
To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. uE000106912uE001 Shakespeare.
Origin: From filme, from filmen, from filminjan (compare felmōn), from pélno-mo, from pel(w)-. Cognate with filmene, vel, Fell, fjäll, fille, plėvē 'membrane, scab', Russian plevá 'membrane', Greek pélma 'foot sole'. More at fell. Sense of a thin coat of something is 1577, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid.
a thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering
a slender thread, as that of a cobweb
to cover with a thin skin or pellicle
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Rank popularity for the word 'FILM' in Nouns Frequency: #312
Translations for FILM
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a thin strip of) celluloid made sensitive to light on which photographs are taken
- filmePortuguese (BR)
- der FilmGerman
- ταινία, φιλμGreek
- סֶרֶט צִילוּםHebrew
- film za fotografijeCroatian
- 감광막, 필름Korean
- film, błonaPolish
- เยื่อบาง ๆThai
- 膠捲，底片Chinese (Trad.)
- مسالہ چڑھی نرم پلاسٹک جو کیمرہ میں تصوری کھینچنے کے لۓ لگائی جاتی ہےUrdu
- 软片Chinese (Simp.)
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