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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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"

  3. film, photographic film(noun)

    photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies

  4. film(noun)

    a thin coating or layer

    "the table was covered with a film of dust"

  5. film, plastic film(verb)

    a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things

  6. film, shoot, take(verb)

    make a film or photograph of something

    "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"

  7. film(verb)

    record in film

    "The coronation was filmed"


  1. film(Noun)

    A thin layer of some substance.

  2. film(Noun)

    A medium used to capture images in a camera.

  3. film(Noun)

    A motion picture.

  4. film(Verb)

    To record a motion picture on photographic film

    "A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."

  5. film(Verb)

    To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.

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  6. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Film(noun)

    a thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering

  2. Film(noun)

    a slender thread, as that of a cobweb

  3. Film(verb)

    to cover with a thin skin or pellicle

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'film' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1013

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'film' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1120

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'film' in Nouns Frequency: #312

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