video

noun
vid·​eo | \ ˈvi-dē-ˌō \

Definition of video

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : videotape: such as
a : a recording of a motion picture or television program for playing through a television set
b : a videotaped performance of a song often featuring an interpretation of the lyrics through visual images
2 : a digital recording of an image or set of images (such as a movie or animation)
3 : television also : the visual portion of television

video

adjective

Definition of video (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : being, relating to, or used in the transmission or reception of the television image a video channel — compare audio
2 : being, relating to, or involving images on a television screen or computer display a video terminal

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Synonyms for video

Synonyms: Noun

tape, tape recording, vid, videotape

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Examples of video in a Sentence

Noun

We're going to rent a couple of videos to watch this weekend. She was talking about a popular video she saw on the Internet. The video of their wedding was made by a professional company. The movie is available on video and DVD. a TV channel that plays videos all day Her latest music video was first released on the Internet.

Adjective

The video portion of the broadcast was fine but the sound was poor. The large video file took a while to upload on my computer.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Last week, Brie Larson, who plays Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie, shared a video of herself scaling a rock wall with no cape (or rope) in sight. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Why You Should Try Bouldering Like Brie Larson," 7 Jan. 2019 The baseball vet posted a video to Instagram on Wednesday (January 2) of himself and Lopez sweating it out at their local gym. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Alex Rodriguez Loves Jennifer Lopez So Much, He Works Out to Her Music," 3 Jan. 2019 None of this seemed to faze the president much, who posted a video on Thursday of himself and first lady Melania Trump smiling and shaking hands with troops at the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, underscored with patriotic music. Alexia Underwood, Vox, "Trump’s secret trip to Iraq didn’t quite go as planned," 27 Dec. 2018 Those rumors are squashed, however, after Liam posts a video of the two on social media. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth's Relationship," 27 Dec. 2018 Journalist Abderrazak Zorgui posted a video online before his self-immolation in the struggling provincial city of Kasserine describing his desperation and calling for revolt. Bouazza Ben Bouazza, The Seattle Times, "Protests in Tunisia after journalist sets himself on fire," 26 Dec. 2018 Niantic has also asked for pitch videos of up to five minutes in length from each interested developer, which somewhat resembles a reality-TV contest. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol," 21 Dec. 2018 Levandowski has posted a time-lapse video of his trip on the website of his new startup, Pronto.ai. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Controversial ex-Uber engineer claims to have completed a coast-to-coast self-driving trip," 18 Dec. 2018 And now, more people are trying this trick, including South Florida stylist Olivia Smalley, who shared a video of her attempt with her nearly 140,000 followers. Marci Robin, Allure, "This Viral Hair-Curling Hack Requires a Blow-Dryer and an Empty Water Bottle," 2 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Of course, Mahomes also has had to overcome the loss of starting running back Kareem Hunt, who gained 824 yards in 11 games this season before being released when video evidence of a domestic violence allegation surfaced last month. Mike Vorel, The Seattle Times, "Five things to know about the Seahawks’ next opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs," 17 Dec. 2018 Lambert had sent video evidence of the harassment to his supervisors, and filed a legal complaint against Tesla for not taking action. Makena Kelly, The Verge, "Black Tesla factory workers describe racism and discrimination, NYT reports," 30 Nov. 2018 Some patients use their video time to vent, and that’s fine, too. Andy Newman, New York Times, "Live, From the Children’s Ward," 29 June 2018 Aguilar said in a video statement issued Saturday evening. Diana Lambert And Anita Chabria, sacbee, "Racially charged science project prompts review of Sacramento’s elite academic programs | The Sacramento Bee," 11 Feb. 2018 But Microsoft also plans a few key developments at the user level, including final rollouts of features the company has announced previously, such as the ability to blur backgrounds within Microsoft Teams video chats and transcribe meetings. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "New Microsoft Search, Ideas tap AI to add smart features to Microsoft's Office 365," 24 Sep. 2018 Those video files will be downlinked for Micro 11’s investigator study. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "Why There Are Sperm Swimming Around at the Space Station," 16 July 2018 Historical horse racing terminals resemble video gambling machines. Robert Mccoppin, chicagotribune.com, "Betting on past horse races? Tracks seek OK to take wagers on 'historical horse racing'," 26 June 2018 The Emanuel administration was forced by court-order to make the video public 400 days after the incident, and several months after mayor had one reelection. Aamer Madhani, USA TODAY, "Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has 7 challengers and his election is still 10 months away," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of video

Noun

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Adjective

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for video

Noun

Latin vidēre to see + -o (as in audio)

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videlicet

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video arcade

videocam

video camera

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The first known use of video was in 1934

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video

noun

English Language Learners Definition of video

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a movie, television show, event, etc., that has been recorded onto a videocassette, DVD, etc., so that it can be watched on a television or computer screen

: a method used for recording a movie, television show, live event, etc.

: a recorded performance of a song in which visual images are shown together with the music

video

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of video (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to the pictures that are seen in a recording or broadcast

: of, relating to, or involving videos that are shown on a television or computer screen

video

noun
vid·​eo | \ ˈvi-dē-ˌō \

Kids Definition of video

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : the visual part of television Our broken TV showed the video but we couldn't hear the audio.
4 : a recorded performance of a song a rock video

video

adjective

Kids Definition of video (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : relating to or used in the sending or receiving of television images a video channel
2 : being, relating to, or involving images on a television screen or computer display

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