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film

 (fĭlm)
n.
1. A thin skin or membrane.
2. A thin, opaque, abnormal coating on the cornea of the eye.
3. A thin covering or coating: a film of dust on the piano.
4. A thin, flexible, transparent sheet, as of plastic, used in wrapping or packaging.
5.
a. 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.
b. A thin sheet or strip of developed photographic negatives or transparencies.
6.
a. A movie, especially one recorded on film.
b. The presentation of such a work.
c. A long, narrative movie.
d. Movies collectively, especially when considered as an art form.
7. A coating of magnetic alloys on glass used in manufacturing computer storage devices.
v. filmed, film·ing, films
v.tr.
1. To cover with or as if with a film.
2. To record on film or video using a movie camera: film a rocket launch; film a scene from a ballet.
v.intr.
1. To become coated or obscured with or as if with a film: The window filmed over with moisture.
2. To make or shoot scenes for a movie.

[Middle English, from Old English filmen; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

film

(fɪlm)
n
1. (Film)
a. a sequence of images of moving objects photographed by a camera and providing the optical illusion of continuous movement when projected onto a screen
b. a form of entertainment, information, etc, composed of such a sequence of images and shown in a cinema, etc
c. (as modifier): film techniques.
2. (Photography) a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
3. a thin coating or layer
4. a thin sheet of any material, as of plastic for packaging
5. a fine haze, mist, or blur
6. a gauzy web of filaments or fine threads
7. (Pathology) pathol an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
vb
8. (Film)
a. to photograph with a cine camera
b. to make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc)
9. (often foll by over) to cover or become covered or coated with a film
[Old English filmen membrane; related to Old Frisian filmene, Greek pelma sole of the foot; see fell4]

film

(fɪlm)

n.
1. a thin layer or coating.
2. a thin sheet of any material: a film of ice.
3. a thin skin or membrane.
4. a delicate web of filaments or fine threads.
5. a thin haze, blur, or mist.
6. a cellulose nitrate or cellulose acetate composition made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a light-sensitive emulsion for taking photographs or motion pictures.
8. Often, films,
a. motion pictures collectively.
b. the motion-picture industry, or its productions, operations, etc.
c. motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: experimental film.
v.t.
9. to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle.
10.
a. to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
b. to reproduce in the form of a motion picture: to film a novel.
v.i.
11. to become covered by a film.
12. to direct, make, or otherwise engage in the production of motion pictures.
[before 1000; Middle English filme, Old English filmen membrane]
film′like`, adj.

film

A film consists of moving pictures that have been recorded so that they can be shown at a cinema or on television.

The film is based on a true story.
Do you want to watch a film tonight?

Films are called movies.

His last book was made into a movie.

In Britain, a building where films are shown is usually called a cinema. In the United States, it is called a movie theater, a movie house, or sometimes just a theater when it is clear that it is one for films and not plays.

British people talk about going to the cinema. American speakers talk about going to the movies.

Everyone has gone to the cinema.
Some friends and I were driving home from the movies.

film


Past participle: filmed
Gerund: filming

Imperative
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Present
I film
you film
he/she/it films
we film
you film
they film
Preterite
I filmed
you filmed
he/she/it filmed
we filmed
you filmed
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Present Continuous
I am filming
you are filming
he/she/it is filming
we are filming
you are filming
they are filming
Present Perfect
I have filmed
you have filmed
he/she/it has filmed
we have filmed
you have filmed
they have filmed
Past Continuous
I was filming
you were filming
he/she/it was filming
we were filming
you were filming
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Past Perfect
I had filmed
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he/she/it had filmed
we had filmed
you had filmed
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Future
I will film
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be filming
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been filming
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we have been filming
you have been filming
they have been filming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been filming
you will have been filming
he/she/it will have been filming
we will have been filming
you will have been filming
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been filming
you had been filming
he/she/it had been filming
we had been filming
you had been filming
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Conditional
I would film
you would film
he/she/it would film
we would film
you would film
they would film
Past Conditional
I would have filmed
you would have filmed
he/she/it would have filmed
we would have filmed
you would have filmed
they would have filmed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.film - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movementfilm - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
product, production - an artifact that has been created by someone or some process; "they improve their product every year"; "they export most of their agricultural production"
sequence, episode - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
credit - an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work; "the credits were given at the end of the film"
subtitle, caption - translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen
credits - a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film (usually run at the end of the film)
telefilm - a movie that is made to be shown on television
scene, shot - a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
feature film, feature - the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater; "the feature tonight is `Casablanca'"
final cut - the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
home movie - a film made at home by an amateur photographer
collage film - a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
coming attraction - a movie that is advertised to draw customers
shoot-'em-up - a movie featuring shooting and violence
short subject - a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
docudrama, documentary, documentary film, infotainment - a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
cinema verite - a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
film noir - a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters; "film noir was applied by French critics to describe American thriller or detective films in the 1940s"
skin flick - a pornographic movie
rough cut - the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
silent movie, silent picture, silents - a movie without a soundtrack
slow motion - a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
talkie, talking picture - a movie with synchronized speech and singing
3D, 3-D, three-D - a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
musical, musical comedy, musical theater - a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
dub - provide (movies) with a soundtrack of a foreign language
synchronise, synchronize - make (motion picture sound) exactly simultaneous with the action; "synchronize this film"
film, shoot, take - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
videotape, tape - record on videotape
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"
2.film - a medium that disseminates moving picturesfilm - a medium that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverage of sporting events"
cut-in, insert - (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
business enterprise, commercial enterprise, business - the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business"
MacGuffin, McGuffin - (film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot; "the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"
medium - a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information
silver screen - the film industry
3.film - photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsionfilm - photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
footage - film that has been shot; "they had stock footage of lightning, tornados, and hurricanes"; "he edited the news footage"
microfilm - film on which materials are photographed at greatly reduced size; useful for storage; a magnification system is used to read the material
cine-film, motion-picture film, movie film - photographic film several hundred feet long and wound on a spool; to be used in a movie camera
negative - a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
orthochromatic film - a photographic film sensitive to green and blue and violet light
panchromatic film - photographic film sensitive to light of all colors (including red)
photographic material, photographic paper - light-sensitive paper on which photograph can be printed
positive - a film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
reel - a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
roll - photographic film rolled up inside a container to protect it from light
roll film - photographic film wound on a spool
sequence, episode - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
X-ray film - photographic film used to make X-ray pictures
film clip - a strip of motion picture film used in a telecast
4.film - a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
scum - a film of impurities or vegetation that can form on the surface of a liquid
slick - a film of oil or garbage floating on top of water
soap film - a film left on objects after they have been washed in soap
5.film - a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
Polaroid - (trade mark) a plastic film that can polarize a beam of light; often used in sunglasses to eliminate glare
flat solid, sheet - a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
shrink-wrap - the clinging transparent plastic film that is used to shrinkwrap something
wrapping, wrapper, wrap - the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
Verb1.film - make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
photograph, shoot, snap - record on photographic film; "I photographed the scene of the accident"; "She snapped a picture of the President"
reshoot - shoot again; "We had to reshoot that scene 24 times"
2.film - record in film; "The coronation was filmed"
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
cinematise, cinematize - make a film of or adopt so as to make into a film; "cinematize history"
microfilm - record on microfilm

film

noun
1. movie, picture, flick (slang), motion picture He appeared in the star role of the film.
2. cinema, the movies Film is a business with limited opportunities for actresses.
3. layer, covering, cover, skin, coating, coat, dusting, tissue, membrane, scum, gauze, integument, pellicle The sea is coated with a film of sewage.
4. haze, cloud, blur, mist, veil, opacity, haziness, mistiness There was a sort of film over my eyes.
verb
1. photograph, record, shoot, video, videotape, take We filmed the scene in one hour.
2. adapt for the screen, make into a film He filmed her life story.
Related words
adjectives cinematic, filmic
Translations
غِشاء، طَبقَه رَقيقَه جِداً مِن الغُبارفِلْمفِلْم سينَمائيفِيلْميُصَوِّر فِلْماً أو شَريطاً سينمائِيّاً
filmfilmovatfilmovýnatáčetpokrýt se
filmfilm-filmehindelag
filmo
elokuva
film
filmezhártyásodikkönny: könnybe lábad
filmahylja; òekjastkvikmyndkvikmyndalag; òunn húî, himna
映画
영화
apsitrauktifilmasfilmuotikino žvaigždėlabai plonas
filmafilmas-filmētfotofilmapārklāties
film
filmsnemati
patina
filmfilma
ภาพยนตร์
filmfilm çekmek/almakince tabakakaplanmaksinema filmi
phim

film

[fɪlm]
A. N (= thin skin) → película f; [of dust] → capa f; [of smoke etc] → velo m (Cine, Phot) (= negatives) → película f; (= roll of film) → carrete m, rollo m; (at cinema) → película f, film m, filme m; (full-length) → largometraje m; (short) → corto(metraje) m
the filmsel cine
silent filmpelícula f muda
to make a film of [+ book] → llevar al cine, hacer una película de; [+ event] → filmar
B. VT [+ book] → llevar al cine, hacer una película de; [+ event] → filmar; [+ scene] → rodar
C. VIrodar, filmar
D. CPD [camera, festival] → cinematográfico, de cine
film buff Ncinéfilo/a m/f
film crew Nequipo m cinematográfico
film fan Naficionado/a m/f al cine
film library Ncinemateca f
film première Nestreno m oficial, premier f
film producer Nproductor(a) m/f (cinematográfico)
film rights NPLderechos mpl cinematográficos
film script Nguión m
film set Nplató m
film star Nestrella f de cine
film strip Npelícula f de diapositivas
film studio Nestudio m de cine
film test Nprueba f cinematográfica
film over VI + ADV [eyes] → empañarse

film

[ˈfɪlm]
n
(mainly British) (= movie) → film m
(for camera)pellicule f, film m
a roll of film → une pellicule
(= thin layer) [powder, liquid, oil] → pellicule f
(also clingfilm) → film m alimentaire
vt [+ scene, person] → filmer
vi (= make a film) → tournerfilm buff ncinéphile mffilm censors ncenseurs mplfilm clip nextrait m de filmfilm company nsociété f de production, société f de production de filmsfilm crew néquipe f de tournagefilm critic ncritique mf de cinémafilm festival nfestival m du cinéma

film

n
(= motion picture)Film m; to make or shoot a filmeinen Film drehen or machen; to make a film (actor)einen Film machen; to go to (see) a filmins Kino gehen; he’s in filmser ist beim Film; to go into filmszum Film gehen
(Phot) → Film m; get your holiday on filmbannen Sie Ihre Ferien auf Film; I wish I’d got that on filmich wünschte, ich hätte das aufnehmen können; to take a film of somethingeinen Film über etw (acc)drehen or machen
(= layer)Film m; (of dust)Schicht f; (of ice on water)Schicht f; (of mist, on the eye)Schleier m; (= thin membrane)Häutchen nt; (on teeth) → Belag m; (= fine web)feines Gewebe
vt playverfilmen; scenefilmen; peopleeinen Film machen von; he didn’t know he was being filmeder wusste nicht, dass er gefilmt wurde
vifilmen, drehen; we start filming or filming starts tomorrowdie Dreharbeiten fangen morgen an

film

:
film archives
plFilmarchiv (→ e pl) nt
film camera
nFilmkamera f
film clip
nFilmausschnitt m
film fan
nFilmliebhaber(in) m(f), → Filmfan m
film festival
nFilmfestival nt, → Filmfestspiele pl
filmgoer
nKinogänger(in) m(f), → Kinobesucher(in) m(f)
film library
nCinemathek f
film maker
nFilmemacher(in) m(f)
film rights
plFilmrechte pl
film script
nDrehbuch nt
film sequence
nFilmsequenz f
film set
nFilmset nt, → Filmdekoration f
filmset
vt (Brit Typ) → lichtsetzen, fotosetzen
filmsetting
n (Brit Typ) → Lichtsatz m, → Fotosatz m
film star
nFilmstar m
film strip
nFilmstreifen m
film studio
nFilmstudio nt
film test
nProbeaufnahmen pl; to give somebody a filmProbeaufnahmen von jdm machen
film version
nVerfilmung f

film

[fɪlm]
1. n
a. (at cinema) → film m inv (Phot) → pellicola
a 36 exposure film → un rullino da 36 pose
film buff → appassionato/a di cinema
film camera → macchina da presa
b. (thin layer) → strato sottile, velo; (wrap) → pellicola
2. vt (scene) → filmare

film

(film) noun
1. (a thin strip of) celluloid made sensitive to light on which photographs are taken. photographic film.
2. a story, play etc shown as a motion picture in a cinema, on television etc. to make a film; (also adjective) a film version of the novel.
3. a thin skin or covering. a film of dust.
verb
1. to make a motion picture (of). They are going to film the race.
2. (usually with over) to cover with a film. Her eyes gradually filmed (over) with tears.
ˈfilmy adjective
very light and thin. a dress of filmy material.
ˈfilmstar noun
a famous actor or actress in films.

film

فِيلْم film film Film ταινία película elokuva film film film 映画 영화 film film film filme фильм film ภาพยนตร์ film phim 电影

film

1. n. película; radiografia;
2. telilla, membrana o capa fina.

film

n película; (fam, radiograph) radiografía, placa (fam); a thin film..una fina película
References in classic literature ?
He knew that a yearning glance fell upon him, now and then, through a film of tears, but he refused recognition of it.
Soot had perched on a low branch and drawn up one leg and dropped the gray film drowsily over his eyes.
Do what he would, and love me though he did, the light left his face ever and again, and a film came over the placid look at the white ceiling.
Often the soul is ripened into fuller goodness while age has spread an ugly film, so that mere glances can never divine the preciousness of the fruit.
But I know that as I worked at it, every flake and film of colour seemed to me to reveal my secret.
The only thing I found was a great heap of gold in one corner, gold of all kinds, Roman, and British, and Austrian,and Hungarian,and Greek and Turkish money, covered with a film of dust, as though it had lain long in the ground.
it was cruel to think how thin a film had shut out rescue from all this guilt and misery.
Then, indeed, it may be humbly hoped that the film which has been spread by the subtleties of earthly arguments will be dissipated by the spiritual light of Heaven; and that our hour of probation, by the aid of divine grace, being once passed in triumph, will be followed by an eternity of intelligence and endless ages of fruition.
Overhead, a film of southerly drifting mist draws a theatrical gauze across the firmament.
For some months I had been ill in health, but was now convalescent, and, with returning strength, found myself in one of those happy moods which are so precisely the converse of ennui - moods of the keenest appetency, when the film from the mental vision departs - the "PL> 0 BDT ,B­,L - and the intellect, electrified, surpasses as greatly its every-day condition, as does the vivid yet candid reason of Leibnitz, the mad and flimsy rhetoric of Gorgias.
Fisher was looking at Wilson with lifted lids, and the eyes under them seemed to have shed or shifted a film, as do the eyes of an eagle.
If this story proves anything (beyond the advantage of being in good training when you fight), it proves that you cannot get away from the moving pictures even in a place like Millbourne; for as Sally sat there, nursing Tom, it suddenly struck her that this was the very situation with which that 'Romance of the Middle Ages' film ended.