Movie Definition

mo͝ovē
movies
noun
movies
Webster's New World
A recorded sequence of film or video images displayed on a screen with sufficient rapidity as to create the illusion of motion and continuity.
American Heritage
Any work, as of art or entertainment, having this form, usually including a soundtrack.
A movie about the cost of war.
American Heritage
The presentation of such a work.
During the movie, the person in front of me kept talking.
American Heritage
A showing of a film, as in a theater.
I'm going to a movie tonight.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
picflickpicture showmotion-picture-showmotion-picturemoving-picture showmoving-picturepicturefilmshowscreencinemacinesilent pictureflicker
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idiom
the movies
  • the film industry
  • a showing of a film
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Movie

Noun

Singular:
movie
Plural:
movies

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Movie

  • the movies

Origin of Movie

  • Shortening and alteration of moving picture

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From moving picture.

    From Wiktionary

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