Film definitions

fĭlm
A thin skin or membrane.
noun
96
1
A thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye.
noun
94
0
A thin covering or coating.

A film of dust on the piano.

noun
90
2
A thin, flexible, transparent sheet, as of plastic, used in wrapping or packaging.
noun
87
2
A coating of magnetic alloys on glass used in manufacturing computer storage devices.
noun
84
0
To cover with or as if with a film.
verb
81
1
To record on film or video using a movie camera.

Film a rocket launch; film a scene from a ballet.

verb
78
0
To become coated or obscured with or as if with a film.

The window filmed over with moisture.

verb
75
1
To make or shoot scenes for a movie.
verb
72
1
A fine, thin skin, surface, layer, or coating.
noun
67
0
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.
noun
64
2
A thin veil, haze, or blur.
noun
61
1
An opacity of the cornea.
noun
58
0
To become covered with a film.
verb
55
0
To cover with or as with a film.
verb
52
0
To make a film of (a novel, play, etc.)
verb
50
1
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.

noun
15
0
A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
noun
13
0
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.

verb
12
0
A thin layer or membranous coating.
noun
10
0
A thin layer of some substance; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity.

A clear plastic film for wrapping food.

noun
3
0
(photography) A medium used to capture images in a camera.
noun
3
0
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.
noun
0
0
A thin sheet or strip of developed photographic negatives or transparencies.
noun
0
0
A movie, especially one recorded on film.
noun
0
0
The presentation of such a work.
noun
0
0
A long, narrative movie.
noun
0
0
Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.
noun
0
0
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.
noun
0
0
A play, story, etc. photographed as such a sequence.
noun
0
0
The business of making films.
noun
0
0
A fine filament.
noun
0
0
A gauzy web of filaments.
noun
0
0
To take a photograph or of.
verb
0
0
To make an electronic recording of (an image or images), as with a digital camera.
verb
0
0
To make a.
verb
0
0
To be filmed or suitable for filming.

This novel won't film well.

verb
0
0
Film is an analog method for recording still photos and moving images. Following Daguerreotype photography (see image), still image film was invented by George Eastman in 1885, who founded Eastman Kodak Company three years later.Film is a strip of plastic coated with an emulsion of light-sensitive silver halide crystals. In monochrome film, the crystals absorb the light. In the development process, they become silver and block the light to become the black areas on the negative. Color film has layers of color sensitive dyes starting on top: blue; yellow to prevent blue leakage; green-blue and red-blue. In development, the color dyes are retained and combine to form the colored image. See film camera.
0
0
A motion picture.
noun
0
0
A slender thread, such as that of a cobweb.
noun
0
0
To record a motion picture on photographic film.

"A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."

verb
0
0
To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
verb
0
0

Origin of film

From Middle English filme, from Old English filmen (“film, membrane, thin skin, foreskin”), from Proto-Germanic *filminją (“thin skin, membrane”) (compare Proto-Germanic *felma- (“skin, hide”)), from Proto-Indo-European *pélno-mo (“membrane”), from Proto-Indo-European *pel(w)-, *plē(w)-, *péln- (“skin, hide”). Cognate with Old Frisian filmene (“thin skin, human skin”), Dutch vel (“sheet, skin”), German Fell (“skin, hide, fur”), Swedish fjäll (“fur blanket, cloth, scale”), Norwegian fille (“rag, cloth”), Lithuanian plėvē 'membrane, scab', Russian plevá 'membrane', Greek πέλμα (pélma, “sole of the foot”). More at fell. Sense of a thin coat of something is 1577, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid.