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
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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