film

[ film ]
/ fɪlm /

noun

verb (used with object)

to cover with a film, thin skin, or pellicle: filmed eyes.
Movies.
  1. to photograph with a motion-picture camera.
  2. to reproduce in the form of motion pictures: to film a novel.

verb (used without object)

to become covered by a film: The water filmed over with ice.
Movies.
  1. to be reproduced in a motion picture, especially in a specified manner: This story films easily.
  2. to direct, make, or otherwise engage in the production of motion pictures.

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Origin of film

before 1000; 1890–95 for def 6; 1900–05 for def 7; Middle English filme, Old English filmen membrane; akin to fell4

OTHER WORDS FROM film

film·like, adjectivere·film, verb (used with object)un·filmed, adjectivewell-filmed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for film

film
/ (fɪlm) /

noun

verb

  1. to photograph with a cine camera
  2. to make a film of (a screenplay, event, etc)
(often foll by over) to cover or become covered or coated with a film

Word Origin for film

Old English filmen membrane; related to Old Frisian filmene, Greek pelma sole of the foot; see fell 4
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Medical definitions for film

film
[ fĭlm ]

n.

A light-sensitive or x-ray-sensitive substance used in taking photographs or radiographs.
A thin layer or membranous coating.
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