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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)

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.

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."