Definition of "film" []

  • A thin skin or membrane. (noun)
  • A thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye. (noun)
  • A thin covering or coating: a film of dust on the piano. (noun)
  • A thin, flexible, transparent sheet, as of plastic, used in wrapping or packaging. (noun)
  • A thin sheet or strip of flexible material, such as a cellulose derivative or a thermoplastic resin, coated with a photosensitive emulsion and used to make photographic negatives or transparencies. (noun)
  • A sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies (noun)
  • A thin coating or layer (noun)
  • A thin sheet of any material, as of plastic for packaging (noun)
  • A fine haze, mist, or blur (noun)
  • A gauzy web of filaments or fine threads (noun)
  • An abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases (noun)
  • To photograph with a cine camera (verb)
  • To make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc) (verb)
  • To cover or become covered or coated with a film (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "film" in a sentence
  • "Apart from being the first instance in 24 years of a work by Philip K. Dick being adapted into something other than an action film, A Scanner Darkly is probably best known for utilizing a rotoscoping animating technique, in which animation is superimposed over live film**."
  • "Still like his film score for Jim Jarmusch's _film _Dead Man_ best, and the Wire work after that, but a music concert film so well-filmed I kept wanting to applaud with the crowd after every song."
  • "OK, perhaps its a bit cruel to suggest that Disney's first 3D computer animated film under the management of John Pixar Lasseter is a calculated smoothie of every Pixar film* squeezed through a Disney anodyne making machine."