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an optical disk that can store a very large amount of digital data, as text, music, or images.
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Origin of DVD
1990–95; originally d(igital)v(ideo)d(isk); then d(igital)v(ersatile)d(isk); now an abbreviation only
Words nearby DVD
duyker, D.V., dvaita, dvandva, Dvapara Yuga, DVD, DVD-A, DVD writer, DVI, dvija, Dvina
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How to use DVD in a sentence
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|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A police officer sent a DVD copy to the league five months ago.It’s Time to Get More Women in the NFL Boardroom|Robert Silverman|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Daniel Genis|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I thought for a minute that I had put on my Deadwood DVD by mistake.In Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America,’ Slavery Wasn’t So Bad, but Hillary and Barack Are Socialist Devils|Andrew Romano|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I set up the laptop on a dry bit of rock and booted it from the DVD with her watching.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
British Dictionary definitions for DVD
digital versatile or digital video disk: an optical disk used to store audio, video, or computer data, esp feature films for home viewing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for DVD
[ dē′vē-dē′ ]
A compact disk designed to store large amounts of data, especially high-resolution audio-visual material.
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Cultural definitions for DVD
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.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.