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

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

Early on, Nancy comforts her best friend Bess Marvin (Mackenzie Graham), who has just become the victim of cyberbullying in the form of an embarrassing viral video. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, ""IT" Star Sophia Lillis's Newest Role Is the Bold, Iconic Nancy Drew," 15 Mar. 2019 The video set the tone for a campaign in which Amy is likely to play a large role. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Why Beto O'Rourke's Wife, Amy O'Rourke, Will Be Central to His Presidential Campaign," 15 Mar. 2019 In the promotion video, a human driver pulls into a parking stall and sets their car upon a kind of towable platform. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Stan the Adorable Robot Could Be the Future of Parking Lots," 15 Mar. 2019 The video characterizes the transition from Windows 7 to Windows 10 like replacing a wallet, or upgrading from a beloved old clunker to a more modern SUV. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 7 will use pop-ups to warn users of the operating system's impending death," 12 Mar. 2019 Ahead of the season 16 premiere, The Voice released a hilarious video that shows the most notable times Blake has used his finger-pointing technique since the show's inception. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "‘The Voice’ Coach Blake Shelton Has a Quirky Habit That Everyone's Talking About," 5 Mar. 2019 The video from wrestling news site Pro Wrestling Sheet captured the actor sitting in the bleachers. Katina Beniaris, Woman's Day, "Luke Perry's 21-Year-Old Son Is Now a Professional Wrestler," 28 Feb. 2019 Saladino writes in the caption alongside the video. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Work Your Abs With This Stability Ball Exercise From Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino," 19 Feb. 2019 While editing a document or spreadsheet directly from a flash drive is trivial, that’s not the case for video, where the interface speed limits performance considerably. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "SanDisk's Extreme Pro portable SSD is so fast you can edit video on it," 8 Jan. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Claims for a penalty were dismissed by referee Ruddy Buquet, whose video assistants either did not spot the infraction or deemed it an accidental handball. Jerome Pugmire, The Seattle Times, "Fabregas almost creates winner as Monaco draws at Marseille," 13 Jan. 2019 There’s even a detachable Harman Kardon speaker and picture-in-picture capability, allowing two video inputs to coincide on the same monitor. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga slim down with 8th-gen Core chips for 2019," 7 Jan. 2019 Elsewhere Facebook finished rolling out its video tab globally on the desktop as well as mobile, and is introducing mid-roll advertising to more companies. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Why we can’t stop debating whether Facebook sells data," 14 Dec. 2018 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

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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 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 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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