Definition of Film

1. Noun. A form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement. "The film was shot on location"

2. Verb. Make a film or photograph of something. "Sam cannot film Sue "; "Shoot a movie"
Exact synonyms: Shoot, Take
Category relationships: Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Related verbs: Photograph, Shoot, Snap
Specialized synonyms: Reshoot
Derivative terms: Filming, Take

3. Noun. A medium that disseminates moving pictures. "Film coverage of sporting events"
Exact synonyms: Celluloid, Cinema
Examples of category: Cut-in, Insert, Macguffin, Mcguffin
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production, Business, Business Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Medium
Specialized synonyms: Silver Screen
Derivative terms: Cinematic

4. Verb. Record in film. "They will film the duet"; "The coronation was filmed"
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record, Create, Make
Specialized synonyms: Cinematise, Cinematize, Microfilm
Derivative terms: Filming

5. Noun. Photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies.

6. Noun. A thin coating or layer. "The table was covered with a film of dust"
Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object
Specialized synonyms: Scum, Slick, Soap Film

7. Noun. A thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things.
Exact synonyms: Plastic Film
Specialized synonyms: Polaroid, Shrink-wrap
Generic synonyms: Flat Solid, Sheet, Wrap, Wrapper, Wrapping
Derivative terms: Filmy

Definition of Film

1. n. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.

2. v. t. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.

3. n. The layer, usually of gelatin or collodion, containing the sensitive salts of photographic plates; also, the flexible sheet of celluloid or the like on which this layer is sometimes mounted.

Definition of Film

1. Noun. A thin layer of some substance. ¹

2. Noun. (context: photography) A medium used to capture images in a camera. ¹

3. Noun. A motion picture. ¹

4. Verb. To record a motion picture on photographic film ¹

5. Verb. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle. ¹

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Definition of Film

1. to make a motion picture [v -ED, -ING, -S] : FILMABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Film

1. 1. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering. "He from thick films shall purge the visual ray." (Pope) 2. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb. "Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film." (Shak) Origin: AS. Film skin, fr. Fell skin; akin to fylmen membrane, OFries. Filmene skin. See Fell skin. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle. "It will but skin and film the ulcerous place." (Shak) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Film

fills in
fills out
fills the bill
film (current term)
film advance
film badge
film badge holder
film badges
film changer
film clip
film crew
film crews
film director
film dosimetry
film editing

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