Film



[film] /fɪlm/

noun
1.
a thin layer or coating:
a film of grease on a plate.
2.
a thin sheet of any material:
a film of ice.
3.
a thin skin or membrane.
4.
a delicate web of filaments or fine threads.
5.
a thin haze, blur, or mist.
6.
Photography.

7.
Movies.

8.
Often, films.

verb (used with object)
9.
to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle:
filmed eyes.
10.
Movies.

verb (used without object)
11.
to become covered by a film:
The water filmed over with ice.
12.
Movies.

/fɪlm/
noun
1.

2.
a thin flexible strip of cellulose coated with a photographic emulsion, used to make negatives and transparencies
3.
a thin coating or layer
4.
a thin sheet of any material, as of plastic for packaging
5.
a fine haze, mist, or blur
6.
a gauzy web of filaments or fine threads
7.
(pathol) an abnormally opaque tissue, such as the cornea in some eye diseases
verb
8.

9.
(often foll by over) to cover or become covered or coated with a film
n.

Old English filmen “membrane, thin skin,” from West Germanic *filminjan (cf. Old Frisian filmene “skin,” Old English fell “hide”), extended from Proto-Germanic *fello(m) “animal hide,” from PIE *pel- (4) “skin, hide” (cf. Greek pella, Latin pellis “skin”).

Sense of “a thin coat of something” is 1570s, extended by 1845 to the coating of chemical gel on photographic plates. By 1895 this also meant the coating plus the paper or celluloid. First used of “motion pictures” in 1905.
v.

c.1600, “to cover with a film,” from film (v.). Meaning “to make a movie of” is from 1899. Related: Filmed; filming.

film (fĭlm)
n.

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