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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. record in film; " The coronation was filmed"
  3. a thin coating or layer; " the table was covered with a film of dust"
  4. photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
  5. a thin sheet of ( usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things
  6. 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"
  7. make a film or photograph of something; " take a scene"; " shoot a movie"
  8. a medium that disseminates moving pictures; " theater pieces transferred to celluloid"; " this story would be good cinema"; " film coverage of sporting events"
  9. To bind, furnish, or adorn with a fillet.
  10. A thin skin; a pellicle; a membranous covering, causing opacity; hence, any thin, slight covering.
  11. A slender thread, as that of a cobweb.
  12. To cover with a thin skin or pellicle.
  13. 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.
  14. The art, technique, or business of producing motion pictures for entertainment, propaganda, or instruction.
  15. A thin skin or filament; a thin layer of some substance to receive a photographic impression.
  16. To cover with a thin skin or layer.
  17. To become covered with a thin skin or layer.
  18. Filminess.
  19. A thin skin or membrane; a very slender thread.
  20. To cover with a film, or thin skin.
  21. To be or become covered as if by a film. " Straight her eyebrows filmed with horror."- E. B. Browning.
  22. A thin skin; pellicle.
  23. Filmy.
  24. To cover with a film.
  25. A thin coating, layer, or membrane.
  26. Film.
  27. A thin skin; a pellicle; a very slender thread.
  28. A thin skin.
  29. To cover with a thin skin.
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Usage examples for film

  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. " When the film in the camera is developed-" I suggested to Kennedy, suddenly. – The Film Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve
  6. 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
  7. Yet she was still a mere film of a woman. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  8. 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
  9. The thin grey film of the cataract which he had removed had not reappeared. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I don't need the film itself, just project it for me. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Speaks English perfectly, and is good- looking enough to be a film star. – Bandit Love by Juanita Savage
  16. When he was about eleven, his father had taken him to see the film War Games. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  17. There is now, perhaps, there always will be, a film a shade between us. – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  18. She found a stool and, careless of the film of dust, sat absorbed in the figure. – Linda Condon by Joseph Hergesheimer
  19. 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
  20. Then the blood- red film dropped over the young eagle's eyes. – The Eagle's Heart by Hamlin Garland
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