: an optical disc using a high-capacity format and containing especially a video recording (such as a movie) or computer data
a collection of DVDs
a film that is now available on DVD
often used before another noun
a DVD player/disk
also : the high-capacity format used on such a disk
DVD also offers the potential of playing various foreign-language audio tracks. Eric K. Gill

Examples of DVD in a Sentence

The movie just came out on DVD. Do you want to pick up a few DVDs for the weekend?
Recent Examples on the Web At the start, mostly media: the third Lord of the Rings movie on DVD, Angelina Ballerina for my then-2-year-old daughter, esoteric books for my scholarly research. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 16 July 2024 Bhargava said the closure of the movie rental chain could impact the DVD player manufacturers. Vincent Medina, Sacramento Bee, 12 July 2024 While a release date has yet to be announced, the film lands on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD sometime later in 2024. Rudie Obias, Variety, 11 July 2024 The Fall Guy is now on digital and on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD July 23. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 3 July 2024 But while Netflix disrupted the film and television business by bringing streaming to the masses, Redbox struggled to pivot, despite various attempts to capture a more digitally savvy audience as the DVD business collapsed. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 2024 Action movies are typically among the most popular films available on DVD, VOD, and streaming services. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 11 June 2024 The film will be able to rent/own on all digital HD internet, cable and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, this fall through Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of the Allen Media Group. Lily Ford, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2024 How to watch Zabriskie Point: On DVD or YouTube How to watch Performance: Stream on Apple TV, Prime Video, or YouTube. Erik Morse, Vogue, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History


digital video disc

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of DVD was in 1993

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“DVD.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DVD. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

: a high-capacity plastic disk on which information (as computer data or a movie) is recorded digitally and read by using a laser

from digital video disc

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