- motion picture.
- motion-picture theater (often preceded by the): The movie is next-door to the hardware store.
- motion pictures, as an industry (usually preceded by the): The movies have had to raise prices.
- motion pictures, as a genre of art or entertainment: gangster movies.
- the exhibition of a motion pictures: an evening at the movies.
Origin of movie
Examples from the Web for movies
There was a lot of prison fiction from movies and books to mine.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS
January 8, 2015
As far as I was concerned he was the best bad guy in the history of the movies.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
An examination of the complicated history of America and its movies in the Republic of Korea.
When the U.S. went to war with Japan, American movies disappeared.
But inspiration and faith-based agenda in movies does not guarantee box office success.Are You There, God? It’s Nicolas Cage and the Year in Cinematically Pimped Religion
Matthew Paul Turner
December 28, 2014
They're going to take No-no home, then we're all going to the movies.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
But that's what makes these interplanetary movies great stuff.Reel Life Films
Samuel Kimball Merwin
Juve-Vagualame and Bobinette left the "movies" hall at half-past ten.A Nest of Spies
Need the "movies" be the only ones to profit by the animated cartoon?College Teaching
"It's like some of your changes in the movies," answered Dave, smiling.Dave Porter At Bear Camp
- an informal word for film (def. 1)
- (as modifier)movie ticket
Word Origin and History for movies
"moving pictures," 1912, see movie.
1912 (perhaps 1908), shortened form of moving picture in the cinematographic sense (1896). As an adjective from 1913. Movie star attested from 1913. Another early name for it was photoplay.