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film

play
noun \ˈfilm, Southern also ˈfi(ə)m\

Simple Definition of film

  • : a special material that is used for taking photographs

  • : the process, art, or business of making movies

  • : a thin layer on or over the surface of something

Full Definition of film

  1. 1 a :  a thin skin or membranous covering :  pellicle b :  an abnormal growth on or in the eye

  2. 2 :  a thin covering or coating <a film of ice>

  3. 3 a :  an exceedingly thin layer :  lamina b (1) :  a thin flexible transparent sheet (as of plastic) used especially as a wrapping (2) :  a thin sheet of cellulose acetate or nitrocellulose coated with a radiation-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs

  4. 4 :  motion picture

film·less \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of film

  1. Have you bought any film for the camera?

  2. We haven't had the film developed yet.

  3. He's interested in making films about war.

  4. We'll start the film at 10:00.

  5. He studied film in college.

  6. the protective film over a shark's eye

  7. A film of ice covered the sidewalk.



Origin of film

Middle English filme, from Old English filmen; akin to Greek pelma sole of the foot, Old English fell skin — more at fell


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Pictures (on film) Terms


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film

verb

Simple Definition of film

  • : to make a movie of (something) : to photograph (an event, scene, etc.) with a movie or video camera

  • : to make a movie

Full Definition of film

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover with or as if with a film

  3. 2 :  to make a motion picture of or from <film a scene>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to become covered or obscured with or as if with a film

  6. 2 :  to make a motion picture

film·able play \ˈfil-mə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of film

  1. Television news crew members came to film the interview.

  2. She filmed the children playing.



1602

First Known Use of film

1602



FILM Defined for Kids

1

film

play
noun \ˈfilm\

Definition of film

  1. 1 :  a roll of material prepared for taking pictures

  2. 2 :  movie 1

  3. 3 :  a thin coating or layer




2

film

play
verb

Definition of film

filmedfilm·ing

  1. 1 :  to make a movie

  2. 2 :  to photograph on a film




Medical Dictionary

film

play
noun \ˈfilm\

Medical Definition of film

  1. 1a:  a thin skin or membranous covering :  pellicleb:  an abnormal growth on or in the eye

  2. 2a:  an exceedingly thin layer :  laminab:  a thin flexible transparent sheet of cellulose acetate or cellulose nitrate coated with a radiation-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs or making radiographs





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