- out of the range of a video camera, as a television or motion picture camera: The stunt woman was waiting just off camera for her cue to enter the scene.
- (of an actor) in one’s private rather than professional life: The two co-stars are best friends off camera.
Definition for camera (2 of 2)
noun, plural cam·er·ae [kam-uh-ree] /ˈkæm ə ri/.
Origin of camera2
Examples from the Web for camera
We also see her physically battling Sheriff Clark, but the camera focuses on her falling to the ground.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’|Gary May|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The camera passes to each hostage in turn to allow them to plead with the Lebanese government to let them live.
He subtly gestured toward the direction of the camera pointed at their house.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We see photographs of him with his arm around Joan Jett, two punks mugging for the camera.‘All Good Cretins Go to Heaven’: Dee Dee Ramone’s Twisted Punk Paintings|Melissa Leon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then he's quiet, while I, nonplussed, just stare until he adds, “The camera must never move.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The majesty of the scene grew upon me as I gazed, and presently hand went to camera that some record of it might be attempted.Ten Thousand Miles with a Dog Sled|Hudson Stuck
If the camera is higher you look over the immediate foreground objects, touching the ground past them, which is undesirable.The Barnet Book of Photography|Various
It wouldn't take a Sherlock Holmes to discover that I had the camera craze, would it?Said the Observer|Louis J. Stellman
For the next week the camera was the one engrossing thought.About Peggy Saville|Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey
I've marked a place where I can tie my camera, and fix the bait so he'll have to be in range when the flash comes.Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys|Silas K. Boone
British Dictionary definitions for camera
- law relating to a hearing from which members of the public are excluded
- in private
Word Origin for camera
Word Origin and History for camera
1708, "vaulted building," from Latin camera "vaulted room" (source of Italian camera, Spanish camara, French chambre), from Greek kamara "vaulted chamber."
The word also was used early 18c. as a short form of Modern Latin camera obscura "dark chamber" (a black box with a lens that could project images of external objects), contrasted with camera lucida (Latin for "light chamber"), which uses prisms to produce on paper beneath the instrument an image, which can be traced. It became the word for "picture-taking device" when modern photography began, c.1840 (extended to television filming devices 1928). Camera-shy is attested from 1890. Old Church Slavonic komora, Lithuanian kamara, Old Irish camra all are borrowings from Latin.