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
Synonyms: cinema celluloid

: "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
Synonyms: photographic_film
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
Synonyms: take shoot

"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
Synonyms: plastic_film
Related terms: sheet wrapping Polaroid
Similar spelling:   filmy