video

noun
vid·​eo | \ ˈvi-dē-ˌō How to pronounce video (audio) \

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

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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 Companies that provide the technology used for the meetings point to improvements, including better live video streams and the ability to identify shareholders more easily. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Companies Say They Are Better Prepared to Host Virtual Annual Meetings This Year," 26 Apr. 2021 How to watch: Stream on Amazon Prime Video ($5.99), or from other video-on-demand platforms at a similar price. oregonlive, "Nomadland, Minari, other Oscars 2021 Best Picture movies: Where, how to watch each film nominated at home now," 26 Apr. 2021 Court officials said by developing a COVID-19 jury trial protocol, switching to video and telephonic hearings, and equipping staff for remote operations, the superior court was able to avoid a case processing backlog. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Josh joust, wing shortage, helping Canada: News from around our 50 states," 26 Apr. 2021 As the first speaker, Ghio said that the most concise way to explain how cities and towns in the United States became segregated, was to watch a short video by Richard Rothstein. courant.com, "Hebron group hosts third Community Conversation," 26 Apr. 2021 As the officers were watching the body camera video, Garner was in a holding cell a few feet away, handcuffed to a bench. Olleen Slevin, chicagotribune.com, "Colorado cop accused of hurting 73-year-old woman with dementia while arresting her apparently knew he had injured her: ‘Ready for the pop?’," 26 Apr. 2021 More than 230,000 people were watching live or would view the video later. David Montgomery, Washington Post, "How to Sell the Coronavirus Vaccines to a Divided, Uneasy America," 26 Apr. 2021 Police released surveillance video of one attack, which took place on Saturday at about 10:45 p.m. Emily Shapiro, ABC News, "New York synagogues vandalized in 'brazen' attacks, surveillance video released," 26 Apr. 2021 Police also released body camera video showing the tense 20 seconds after a sheriff's deputy arrived. CBS News, "Black man shot 10 times by Virginia sheriff's deputy who had given him a ride an hour earlier, family says," 26 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective If there wasn’t any video evidence of this, who knows what would have happened? John D'anna, The Arizona Republic, "'The trauma is real': As Chauvin verdict is read, Arizonans touched by violence see hope, but not enough yet," 21 Apr. 2021 For many victims of police violence and their families, however, there is no video evidence to rely on. John Eligon, New York Times, "Throughout Trial Over George Floyd’s Death, Killings by Police Mount," 17 Apr. 2021 For many victims of police violence and their families, however, there is no video evidence to rely on. BostonGlobe.com, "Throughout trial over George Floyd’s death, killings by police mount," 17 Apr. 2021 For many victims of police violence and their families, however, there is no video evidence to rely on. John Eligon And Shawn Hubler New York Times, Star Tribune, "Throughout Chauvin trial, police killings mount nationwide," 17 Apr. 2021 In addition to the video footage of Floyd’s and Wright’s deaths, the past decade has been filled with nearly inescapable images of anti-Black violence, scenes that have no narrative purpose, no resolution. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "Who Wants to Watch Black Pain?," 17 Apr. 2021 Most of their movies were panned by critics and adored by video rental stores. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Runaway Train’ is a hidden gem in the history of movies filmed in Alaska," 12 Apr. 2021 The solution: Viral TikTok dances, which users on the video social media app attempted to learn – some of us better than others. Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, "'Tiger King,' Verzuz battles and TikTok dances: Revisiting early quarantine pop culture," 15 Mar. 2021 For example, the video assistant referee (VAR), a tool that enables referees to review incidents before making decisions, has only been introduced over the past few years. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, "Home Advantage Doesn’t Require Crowds, COVID Pro Soccer Matches Show," 31 Mar. 2021

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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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28 Apr 2021

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“Video.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/video. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce video (audio) \

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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