- an optical disk that can store a very large amount of digital data, as text, music, or images.
Origin of DVD
Examples from the Web for dvd
And hey, in six months time, they will be on DVD and they are just going to run together anyway.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
December 4, 2014
The DVD was accompanied by a personalized basketball jersey and a piece of polished amber.Meditation Rugs, Swords, and Horse Head Fiddles: The Strangest Gifts Given to Government Bigwigs
November 11, 2014
A police officer sent a DVD copy to the league five months ago.It’s Time to Get More Women in the NFL Boardroom
September 12, 2014
And most of the movies shown on the televisions in the yard were rentals of whatever Hollywood released on DVD that week.Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes
August 18, 2014
I used to sneak the DVD up to my room at night and watch it with headphones in the dark.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality
June 26, 2014
I set up the laptop on a dry bit of rock and booted it from the DVD with her watching.Little Brother
- digital versatile or digital video disk: an optical disk used to store audio, video, or computer data, esp feature films for home viewing
Word Origin and History for dvd
1995, initialism from Digital Video Disc, later changed to Digital Versatile Disc.
Earlier this year, electronics giant Toshiba positioned the first DVD players available in the U.S. as a home entertainment unit (retail price $600). ["Black Enterprise" magazine, June 1997]
- A compact disk designed to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material.
An abbreviation for digital versatile disc or digital video disc. A DVD is a high-capacity disc storage system. It is often preferred to move videotapes for its superior sound and video quality.