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Definitions of film

  1. 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"
  2. a thin coating or layer; " the table was covered with a film of dust"
  3. photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
  4. a thin sheet of ( usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
  5. 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. make a film or photograph of something; " take a scene"; " shoot a movie"
  7. a medium that disseminates moving pictures; " theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; " this story would be good cinema"; " film coverage of sporting events"
  8. To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
  9. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.
  10. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
  11. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
  12. 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.
  13. A thin skin or filament; a thin layer of some substance to receive a photographic impression.
  14. To cover with a thin skin or layer.
  15. To become covered with a thin skin or layer.
  16. Filminess.
  17. A thin skin or membrane; a very slender thread.
  18. To cover with a film, or thin skin.
  19. To be or become covered as if by a film. " Straight her eyebrows filmed with horror."- E. B. Browning.
  20. A thin skin; pellicle.
  21. Filmy.
  22. To cover with a film.
  23. A thin coating, layer, or membrane.
  24. Film.
  25. A thin skin; a pellicle; a very slender thread.
  26. A thin skin.
  27. To cover with a thin skin.
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Usage examples for film

  1. Then the blood- red film dropped over the young eagle's eyes. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
  2. She smiled, nodded and closed the door; and when her bright cheery countenance vanished, it seemed as though a film of cloud had drifted across the sun. – At the Mercy of Tiberius by August Evans Wilson
  3. The lad felt as if his head was about to burst; a sharp pain seized upon his side; a blood- red film obscured his sight. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  4. The red film cleared from his eyes. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  5. I don't need the film itself, just project it for me. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  6. " When the film in the camera is developed-" I suggested to Kennedy, suddenly. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  7. But when the Shape had left me, and the dawn Smote the high lattice with a starbeam pale, As a blind man when from his sight withdrawn The film of dark,- or as unto the gale Leaps the live war- ship from the leaden calm,- So joyous rose, look'd forth, and on to Fate Bounded my soul! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  8. There is now, perhaps, there always will be, a film, a shade between us. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  9. When he was about eleven, his father had taken him to see the film War Games. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  10. The thin grey film of the cataract which he had removed had not reappeared. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  11. She found a stool and, careless of the film of dust, sat absorbed in the figure. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  12. Let me be your surgeon, sir," and she took from her traveling- bag a small bottle of cologne, with which she drenched a delicate film of black- bordered handkerchief, and then wound the same around my aching fingers. – The Blunders of a Bashful Man by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
  13. Yet she was still a mere film of a woman. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  14. At any rate, he caught the gleam of the smile through the film of her veil, and laughed. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  15. Already more than half an hour had slipped away as we made our air- film photographs to haunt Sweetheart Abbey with all its other ghosts. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  16. The politician is so absorbed a student of man and his masculine ways that sometimes he may be forgetful of the delicate film that surrounds a woman's name. – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  17. Obenreizer stood silent for a moment, with the film over his eyes, and the faintly perceptible beat becoming visible again in his cheeks. – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  18. And a wind moves out of the south- land, Like a film of silver, And thrills with a far borne message The flowers of the garden. – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  19. Speaks English perfectly, and is good- looking enough to be a film star. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  20. A mist covered him as if the raging street and the many voices focused into a film and hid him. – Erik Dorn by Ben Hecht
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