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

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

Such wanton violence probably reflects the state of mind of Mr Shekau, an enigmatic figure known through videos of his rambling monologues. The Economist, "The fight against Islamic State is moving to Africa," 14 July 2018 Related Video Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Jenny Gross, WSJ, "Trump Says May’s Brexit Plan Could ‘Kill’ Chances of U.S.-U.K. Trade Deal," 13 July 2018 In the video of the traffic stop, the deputy warned Mosley to watch his speed out of safety. Rachel Leingang, azcentral, "Video: Arizona lawmaker caught speeding says he drives as fast as 140 mph, claims immunity," 12 July 2018 In the video, Bishop can be seen dancing at 12:45 a.m. June 2 at Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar as onlookers crowd around, smiling and laughing. Don Sweeney, sacbee, "Dancing FBI agent who shot man after backflip at Denver bar gets his gun back," 10 July 2018 Privacy - Terms In the video, Rinder stands at the ocean near Edisto, S.C., and demonstrates using a big spoon. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "How can you tell if a shark is in water? SC man has 'foolproof' trick experts endorse," 10 July 2018 Watch the video of the performance below, or click or tap here to view. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "Kesha breaks down during 'Praying' after Cincinnati fans hold up 'Thank You' hearts," 13 July 2018 Click below to listen to the music and watch the full video above. Sarah Nechamkin, The Cut, "Watch Kenzo’s Dreamy Reimagining of an Ancient Japanese Folktale," 13 July 2018 In a crazy study a few years ago, cyclists had to watch a video of a woman eating her own vomit before riding a 10K time trial. Alex Hutchinson, Outside Online, "Here’s What We Know About Mental Fatigue," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 As yet, no conclusive photographic or video documentation exists. Asher Elbein, New York Times, "In Australia, Arsonists May Have Wings," 5 Feb. 2018 The decision to re-examine its brand portfolio comes as Time Inc. is betting more heavily on its digital and video future, and as its print advertising and circulation revenues continue to decline. Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg, WSJ, "Time Inc. Explores Sale of U.K. Magazine Division," 25 July 2017 As a developer, Heidner has built Ricky Rockets gas stations, including one in Midlothian, and is a principal of Gold Rush Gaming, which operates video gambling terminals. Mike Nolan, Daily Southtown, "3 firms compete to develop state-owned site in Tinley Park," 13 July 2018 The San Antonio Police Department and the National Park Service identified the three as suspects after authorities released video June 22 showing vandals using spray paint to deface the historic church. Jacob Beltran, San Antonio Express-News, "Trio accused of vandalism at missions face federal charge," 11 July 2018 After watching Croatia's dramatic quarter-final victory over hosts Russia in a penalty shootout, Wahlberg posted a video message on Instagram encouraging the Spurs players. SI.com, "Hollywood Star Mark Wahlberg Talks Up England's Spurs Players on Social Media Ahead of WC Semi-Final," 8 July 2018 But Jim Bridenstine told employees in a video message Wednesday that work on the telescope would continue. Alex Stuckey, Houston Chronicle, "The launch of NASA's $8 billion James Webb Telescope delayed again, to March 2021," 27 June 2018 There were also speakers, both by video message and in person. Sergio Carmona, Jewish Journal, "Synagogues celebrate LGBTQ community during Pride Month," 15 June 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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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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