A film of dust on the piano.
Film a rocket launch; film a scene from a ballet.
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.
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.
"A Hollywood studio was filming on-location in NYC."
The window filmed over with moisture.
Origin of film
- Middle English from Old English filmen pel-3 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.