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English noun: film

1. film (communication) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement


SamplesThey went to a movie every Saturday night.
The film was shot on location.


Synonymsflick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show


Broader (hypernym)product, production, show


Narrower (hyponym)3-D, 3D, cinema verite, collage film, coming attraction, docudrama, documentary, documentary film, feature, feature film, film noir, final cut, home movie, infotainment, musical, musical comedy, musical theater, rough cut, shoot-'em-up, short subject, silent movie, silent picture, silents, skin flick, slow motion, talkie, talking picture, telefilm, three-D


Part holonymcaption, credit, credits, episode, scene, sequence, shot, subtitle


Domain category membersdub, film, reshoot, shoot, synchronise, synchronize, take, tape, videotape

2. film (communication) a medium that disseminates moving pictures


SamplesTheater pieces transferred to celluloid.
This story would be good cinema.
Film coverage of sporting events.


Synonymscelluloid, cinema


Broader (hypernym)medium


Narrower (hyponym)silver screen


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production, business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise


Domain category memberscut-in, insert, MacGuffin, McGuffin

3. film (artifact) photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies


Synonymsphotographic film


Broader (hypernym)photographic material, photographic paper


Narrower (hyponym)cine-film, episode, film clip, footage, microfilm, motion-picture film, movie film, negative, orthochromatic film, panchromatic film, positive, reel, roll, roll film, sequence, X-ray film

4. film (artifact) a thin coating or layer


SamplesThe table was covered with a film of dust.


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object


Narrower (hyponym)scum, slick, soap film

5. film (artifact) a thin sheet of (usually plastic and usually transparent) material used to wrap or cover things


Synonymsplastic film


Broader (hypernym)flat solid, sheet, wrap, wrapper, wrapping


Narrower (hyponym)Polaroid, shrink-wrap


English verb: film

1. film (communication) make a film or photograph of something


SamplesTake a scene.
Shoot a movie.


ExamplesSam and Sue film the movie


Synonymsshoot, take


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)reshoot


Verb groupphotograph, shoot, snap


Domain categoryfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

2. film (creation) record in film


SamplesThe coronation was filmed.


ExamplesDid he film his major works over a short period of time?, They will film the duet


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, enter, make, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)cinematise, cinematize, microfilm









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