|1.||[ noun ] (film,performing arts) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement|
|Synonyms:||movie motion_picture picture moving-picture_show picture_show motion-picture_show flick pic moving_picture|
"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"
|Related terms:||show documentary feature silent_movie home_movie collage_film slow_motion talking_picture 3D final_cut shoot-'em-up short_subject coming_attraction cinema_verite peepshow rough_cut scene sequence credits credit subtitle dub reshoot videotape synchronize|
|2.||[ noun ] (film) a medium (art or business) that disseminates moving pictures|
: "theater pieces transferred to celluloid" "this story would be good cinema" "film coverage of sporting events"
|Related terms:||medium silver_screen cut-in commercial_enterprise art|
|3.||[ noun ] (photography) photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies|
|Related terms:||photographic_paper reel sequence footage roll X-ray_film film_clip positive roll_film orthochromatic_film negative panchromatic_film motion-picture_film microfilm|
|4.||[ noun ] a thin coating or layer|
"the table was covered with a film of dust"
|Related terms:||object soap_film scum slick oil_slick|
|5.||[ verb ] (photography,film) make a film or photograph of something|
"take a scene" "shoot a movie"
|Related terms:||record reshoot movie photograph movie filming|
|6.||[ verb ] (film) record in film|
"The coronation was filmed"
|Related terms:||make record cinematize microfilm movie filming|
|7.||[ noun ] a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things|
|Related terms:||sheet wrapping Polaroid|