foot·​age | \ ˈfu̇-tij How to pronounce footage (audio) \

Definition of footage

: length or quantity expressed in feet: such as
b : the total number of running feet of motion-picture film used (as for a scene or subject) also : the material contained on such footage

Examples of footage in a Sentence

Some disturbing footage of the war was shown on the evening news.
Recent Examples on the Web After looking at surveillance footage from the bar, a Portland police officer identified Wells from his previous encounters with law enforcement. oregonlive, "Man who police say fled to Idaho after Portland bar shooting charged with attempted murder," 12 Sep. 2019 Video footage from Greenpeace shows the armed men breaking a window to get into the captain’s bridge and shouting that everyone should drop to the floor., "Jozefiak expressed ‘‘surprise’’ at the scope of the border guards’ action against what he called a ‘‘peaceful action in defense of the environment.’’," 11 Sep. 2019 Body camera footage from Lates’ arrest shows that agents and officers attempted to coax Lates out of the minivan. Eric Heisig,, "Cleveland church leader detained by ICE after cops break minivan window says deportation risks daughter’s life," 10 Sep. 2019 Jenkins had read up on production history and knew that the show had reused footage from an unaired pilot; Cynthia had thought that Spock had been exploring his human side, as opposed to his more stoic Vulcan side. Michael Schulman, The New Yorker, "Superfans: A Love Story," 9 Sep. 2019 Video footage from last Saturday showed police storming into train carriages and indiscriminately beating passengers, some whom were cowering on the ground crying. Amy Gunia / Hong Kong, Time, "Hong Kong Braces for Another Weekend of Protests Despite Extradition Bill Withdrawal," 6 Sep. 2019 Police confronted Troconis with a bevy of evidence, including surveillance footage from the day Jennifer went missing and the days following. NBC News, "Fotis Dulos was 'lying in wait' at wife's home on day she vanished, police say," 6 Sep. 2019 The app, while open to anyone, is optimized for Ring users, who can easily share footage from their doorbells through it. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Senator pushes Amazon for details about Ring “partnerships” with police," 5 Sep. 2019 CNBC Amazon Ring Amazon’s Ring smart-doorbell subsidiary has now partnered with over 400 police forces in the U.S. to allow cops to ask owners for footage from the devices. David Meyer, Fortune, "Excessive IPO Verbiage: CEO Daily," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of footage

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of footage was in 1842

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English Language Learners Definition of footage

: scenes or action recorded on film or video
: the size of something measured in feet

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