Definition of movie
1 : motion picture
2 movies plural : a showing of a motion picture
3 movies plural : the motion-picture medium or industry
Examples of movie in a Sentence
He wants to work in the movies.
a career in the movies
Recent Examples of movie from the Web
In the eyes of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Amazon.com seems to fall somewhere between horror-movie character Freddy Krueger and Chtulhu, the legendary, multitentacled monster-god dreamed up by H.P. Lovecraft.
Episode 3—As America votes, the Underwoods watch a movie.
And the movie reboot of the '90s-era hit show is opening to bad reviews.
Critics savaged the movie, giving only 30 percent positive reviews, according to Rottentomatoes.com.
Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber, who sported attire replicating the characters from the hit movie, will be featured on a card.
Well, now it’s Sofia and her buddies making a movie.
As in the movies, the ride’s lobby is filled with more than 20 glowing specimen cases containing weird creatures, galactic weapons and artifacts.
Though the film has already gone through its initial shoots, Avengers director Joss Whedon will step in to direct the movie through postproduction and the shooting of some additional scenes.
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Origin and Etymology of movie
First Known Use: 1909
MOVIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of movie for English Language Learners
: a recording of moving images that tells a story and that people watch on a screen or television
the movies : a showing of a movie in a theater; also : a movie theater
: the business of making movies : the film industry
MOVIE Defined for Kids
Definition of movie for Students
1 : a story represented in motion pictures an action movie
2 : a showing of a movie —often used in pl. We went to the movies last night.
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