The definition of film is a thin layer or coating, or a movie.(noun)
Film is defined as to cover with a thin layer of something or to create a movie.(verb)
See film in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE filmen, membrane, foreskin: for IE base see fell
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , 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.
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