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Meaning of FILM

Pronunciation:  film

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin coating or layer; "the table was covered with a film of dust"
  2. [n]  photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
  3. [n]  a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
  4. [n]  a medium (art or business) that disseminates moving pictures; "theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; "this story would be good cinema"; "film coverange of sporting events"
  5. [n]  a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
  6. [v]  make a film or photograph of something; "take a scene"; "shoot a movie"
  7. [v]  record in film; "The coronation was filmed"

FILM is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: celluloid, cinema, flick, motion picture, movie, moving picture, photographic film, pic, picture, picture show, plastic film, shoot, take
 See Also: 3D, 3-D, caption, cine-film, cinema verite, cinematise, cinematize, coming attraction, create, credit, credits, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, enter, enter, episode, episode, feature, feature film, film clip, flat solid, footage, home movie, infotainment, make, medium, microfilm, microfilm, motion-picture film, movie film, negative, object, oil slick, orthochromatic film, panchromatic film, peepshow, photographic material, photographic paper, physical object, Polaroid, positive, put down, put down, record, record, reel, reshoot, retake, roll, roll film, scene, scum, sequence, sequence, sheet, shoot-'em-up, short subject, shot, show, silent movie, silver screen, slow motion, soap film, subtitle, talkie, talking picture, three-D, wrap, wrapper, wrapping, X-ray film



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Film\, n. [AS. film skin, fr. fell skin; akin to fylmen
    membrane, OFries. filmene skin. See {Fell} skin.]
    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.
    2. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
             Her whip of cricket's bone, the lash of film.
  2. \Film\, v. t.
    To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
          It will but skin and film the ulcerous place. --Shak.
  3. \Film\, n. (Photog.)
    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.
    {Celluloid film} (Photog.), a thin flexible sheet of
       celluloid, coated with a sensitized emulsion of gelatin,
       and used as a substitute for photographic plates.
    {Cut film} (Photog.), a celluloid film cut into pieces
       suitable for use in a camera.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are watching a film means that you are analyzing yourself and your own thoughts without being emotionally attached.
Thesaurus Terms
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