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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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