videotape

noun
vid·eo·tape | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp \

Definition of videotape 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape also : the magnetic tape used for such a recording

videotape

verb
videotaped; videotaping; videotapes

Definition of videotape (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a videotape of videotape a show

Examples of videotape in a Sentence

Noun

I watched the movie on videotape. watched a videotape of her daughter's first ballet recital

Verb

They videotaped the baby's first steps.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Notably absent from Haspel's letter was any statement about her role in destroying 92 videotapes of interrogations carried out at the Thailand facility. Shane Harris, chicagotribune.com, "Nominee to head CIA says agency's post-9/11 interrogation program should not have been started," 15 May 2018 Haspel delivered an order from her superior to other agency officials to destroy videotapes of the interrogations, including the waterboarding of one of the top Qaeda operatives. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Second Democrat announces support for CIA nominee Haspel," 12 May 2018 Apart from the morality question, Haspel also fended off questions about her 2005 recommendation — which was ultimately followed — to destroy videotapes of 92 interrogations. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Sen. John McCain urges Senate to reject CIA nominee Gina Haspel over torture, morality," 9 May 2018 In addition to her role in overseeing and implementing torture, Ms. Haspel also appears to have strongly advocated for and played a key role in carrying out an order to destroy 92 videotapes of individuals in U.S. custody being subjected to torture. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of State," 23 Apr. 2018 The evidence that DiSabato turned over to Ohio State included a videotape featuring statements from himself; Coleman; a former OSU student who worked at a clinic with Strauss; and the former Ohio State wrestling coach Russ Hellickson. NBC News, "Rep. Jim Jordan says he never heard locker-room talk of abuse by Ohio State doctor," 6 July 2018 The park service was reviewing security videotape to try to determine how the woman made the climb, Willis said. Crimesider Staff, CBS News, ""I went as high as I could": Statue of Liberty climber cheered outside court," 5 July 2018 Randolph never took the stand during her trial, but the jury heard testimony from Texas Ranger Jim Holland and a videotape of Randolph being interviewed by Parker County Sheriff's Deputy Josh Pittman. Prescotte Stokes Iii, star-telegram, "She admitted a role in her children's deaths, but a jury said she was reckless | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 16 May 2018 The Clayton County sheriff placed one of his deputies on administrative leave after seeing a videotape concerning the use of force by the deputy with an inmate on an elevator, according to a statement Friday. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Clayton County deputy on leave; GBI investigating use of force in video," 11 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The day before, a lawyer in New York City went viral after he was videotaped making xenophobic comments and threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Spanish speakers in a deli. Christopher Ingraham, chicagotribune.com, "Millions of U.S. citizens don't speak English to each other, continuing decades-long rise," 21 May 2018 One of the most egregious examples was that of the sports reporter Erin Andrews, who was secretly videotaped naked by a stalker in a hotel room in 2008. Christina Caron, New York Times, "‘Never Do This to a Woman’: Men Harass 2 Sports Reporters at the World Cup," 27 June 2018 Worcester police on Monday defended their officers who punched two brothers during a struggle outside a strip club a day earlier, an incident that was partially videotaped by a bystander and posted to Facebook. Alana Levene, BostonGlobe.com, "Worcester police defend violent arrest of two brothers outside strip club," 12 June 2018 At one residence on Parkland Oval, more than 40 deer were videotaped in the back yard where feed had been placed, Kellums said. Brian Lisik/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Brunswick safety committee proposes new wildlife feeding law," 8 May 2018 The settlement was reached after a caregiver was videotaped pushing a resident — identified as W.H. — against a wall, throwing him to the floor, shoving him into a corner, choking him and thrusting his elbow into W.H.’s head, a police report said. Carol Marbin Miller Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "Beset by rapes, rats, scalding, Florida home for disabled home could lose license | Miami Herald," 26 Apr. 2018 The remaining board members resigned at that meeting, which the Garicks videotaped. Stephen Hudak, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Oviedo HOA board opposed to Little Free Library resigns after outcry," 13 July 2018 The whole campaign’s videotaped by Ferguson’s trusty cameraman, Don (McBride). Noel Murray, latimes.com, "Review: Awkward father-son bonding lacks punch in modest 'Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter'," 5 July 2018 Assistant basketball coach Tom Vonderhaar was there while his wife videotaped the event and took pictures. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Stratman Strong: Lakota West lacrosse seeks community support for family of Matt Stratman," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of videotape

Noun

1953, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1957, in the meaning defined above

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videotape

noun

English Language Learners Definition of videotape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tape on which movies, television shows, etc., can be recorded

: a movie, TV program, etc., that is recorded on videotape

videotape

verb

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

: to record (someone or something) on videotape

videotape

noun
vid·eo·tape | \ ˈvi-dē-ō-ˌtāp \

Kids Definition of videotape

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a recording of visual images and sound (as of a television production) made on magnetic tape

2 : the magnetic tape used for such a recording

videotape

verb
videotaped; videotaping

Kids Definition of videotape (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a videotape of

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