- The definition of film is a thin layer or coating, or a movie.
- An example of a film is a layer of grease over the top of a cup of soup.
- An example of a film is Grease.
- Film is defined as to cover with a thin layer of something or to create a movie.
- An example of to film is to pour a layer of grease over soup.
- An example of to film is to tape a home video of Christmas.
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- a fine, thin skin, surface, layer, or coating
- a sheet or roll of a flexible cellulose material coated with an emulsion sensitive to light and used to capture an image for a photograph or film ()
- a thin veil, haze, or blur
- an opacity of the cornea
- a sequence of photographs or drawings projected on a screen in such rapid succession that they create the optical illusion (because of the persistence of vision) of moving persons and objects
- a play, story, etc. photographed as such a sequence
- the business of making films
- a fine filament
- a gauzy web of filaments
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English filmen, membrane, foreskin: for Indo-European base see fell
- to cover with or as with a film
- to take a photograph or film () of
- to make a film () of (a novel, play, etc.)
- to become covered with a film
- to make a film ( & )
- to be filmed or suitable for filming: this novel won't film well
- filmer noun
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- A thin skin or membrane.
- A thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye.
- A thin covering or coating: a film of dust on the piano.
- A thin, flexible, transparent sheet, as of plastic, used in wrapping or packaging.
- a. A thin sheet or strip of flexible material, such as a cellulose derivative or a thermoplastic resin, coated with a photosensitive emulsion and used to make photographic negatives or transparencies.b. A thin sheet or strip of developed photographic negatives or transparencies.
- a. A movie.b. Movies considered as a group.
- A coating of magnetic alloys on glass used in manufacturing computer storage devices.
- To cover with or as if with a film.
- To make a movie of or based on: film a rocket launch; film a scene from a ballet.
- To become coated or obscured with or as if with a film: The window filmed over with moisture.
- To make or shoot scenes for a movie.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English filmen; see pel-3 in Indo-European roots.Word History: One indication of the gulf between us and our Victorian predecessors is that the Oxford English Dictionary fascicle containing the word film, published in 1896, does not have the sense “a motion picture.” The one hint of the future to be found among still familiar older senses of the word, such as “a thin skin or membranous coating” or “an abnormal thin coating on the cornea,” is the sense of film used in photography, a sense referring to a coating of material, such as gelatin, that could substitute for a photographic plate or be used on a plate or on photographic paper. Thus a word that has been with us since Old English times took on this new use, first recorded in 1845, which has since developed and now refers to an art form, a sense first recorded in 1920.
film - Medical Definition
- A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
- A thin layer or membranous coating.