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
Jacob Batalon just about steals the whole movie from Tom Holland as Peter's enthusiastic, unfiltered best friend, Ned.
Ron Rodolff and Tom Stephen enjoy reminiscing about their days growing up in Ramona — a time when the downtown had a movie theater and a drugstore with a large soda fountain.
When guests approached the event (feeling like movie stars, no less) they were greeted by stairs lined with fresh white roses, thousands of candles and classical violinists.
The disaster brought to life the towers of waste depicted in the 2008 dystopian children's movie WALL-E, which portrayed the horrible yet real idea that our trash could pile up uncontrollably, squeezing us out of our habitat.
The acclaimed filmmaker also directed the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Traditionally, Fourth of July weekend is Hollywood's time for blockbuster movies to shine, with major new releases pulling in throngs of moviegoers to bolster the overall summer box office.
But these issues are easy to shrug away, because if nothing else this movie is just so overwhelmingly fun.
The movie and TV promotions end run through July 13, while the sales on apps, games, books, and music end July 6.
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Origin and Etymology of movie
First Known Use: 1909See Words from the same year
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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