- length or extent in feet: the footage of lumber.
- payment by the running foot of work done.
- the amount so paid.
- a motion-picture scene or scenes: newsreel footage; jungle footage.
Origin of footage
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Examples from the Web for footage
Some of the video was crystal clear, but in other footage the figures were just fuzzy shadows in black and white.
Other footage shows him fleeing, keeping to a quick walk, jogging briefly, then walking again as he heads for a subway station.
They were found guilty of practicing habitual debauchery and inciting others to sexual deviance because of the footage.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
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The cooperation with the Klezmatics was inspired, as the footage is silent.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust
October 25, 2014
He told a local newspaper that the footage of him had been taken out of context.The Secret Money Buying Wisconsin’s Laws
October 17, 2014
You'd have to set them in a hole and that takes away some footage.Project Mastodon
Clifford Donald Simak
In fact, they called her a "reel hog" and a "glutton for footage."We Can't Have Everything
I got some footage of the tugs grappling the ship, which was now completely weightless, and pulling her down.Four-Day Planet
Henry Beam Piper
This was a familiar task, the same thing I'd done with all the footage and accounts from the riots in the park.
I cut back to Carrie Johnstone, the footage of her sitting at the board table with Rooney, laughing.
- a length or distance measured in feet
- the extent of film material shot and exposed
- the sequences of filmed material
- payment, by the linear foot of work done
- the amount paid
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Word Origin and History for footage
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